Astronomers detect more mystery radio bursts from beyond the Milky Way

Radio Signals From A Galaxy Light Years Away Have Been Reported

The second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) was found by a Canadian-led team of scientists from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope located in the mountains of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley.

"That is pretty important, actually", Ingrid Stairs, a UBC astrophysicist involved with the project, says.

"And with more repeaters available for study, we may be able to understand these cosmic puzzles a bit better", Stairs added.

The telescope, which resembles a set of skateboarding half-pipes, was built as part of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) to record radio signals from outer space.

The unexplained radio bursts were recorded over the course of just three weeks in July 2018, during the telescope's warmup phase.

"Until now, there was only one known repeating FRB". Moreover, the CHIME scientists, in this study suggest that FRBs are more common than our current technology is able to reflect.

There's no definitive cause of these fast radio bursts and it's unclear what caused multiple FRBs from the same location.

MLB Free Agency Rumors: DJ LeMahieu Signs 2-Year Contract With Yankees
The Yankees plan to use LeMahieu, a three-time Gold Glover, in a versatile role around the infield. The deal is expected to be between $22 million and $24 million, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Trump's pollster reportedly met with special counsel Robert Mueller in 2018
Manafort already faces lengthy prison sentences for charges brought by Mueller's office in Virginia and Washington, D.C. She also gave Manafort's lawyers until January 18 to respond to the special counsel's filings.

Canadian town 'inundated' with dozens of stranded seals
She says that for the time being, the animals have been surviving on fish they catch in the town's streams. Although harp seals are generally not aggressive, they will defend themselves if humans get too close.

One of the astronomers involved in the discovery, Deborah Good, said to Nature that they do not have almost enough data to even begin explaining what makes FRBs. Intriguingly, one of these newly documented bursts is a repeater, becoming just the second-known repeating fast radio burst among the 60 documented so far.

Of the 13 new blasts that were picked up, at least seven of them were recorded at 400 MHz - the lowest frequency of any yet discovered.

Since FRBs occur so quickly, studying them and identifying the source is hard. Even though we've evolved our understanding of the cosmos over the past centuries, the reality is that we barely comprehend the many mysteries this vast expanse holds within it.

Cornell University's Shami Chatterjee, a fellow FRB researcher, agreed: "This field is about to break wide open". As the Earth rotates, the portion of the universe in that small sky section is visible to the telescope, which was designed specifically to monitor FRBs. While interesting, these new observations, he said, can not tell us about the nature of these sources-at least not yet. He even reckons the FRBs could be coming from "planet-sized alien transmitters", The Guardian reports.

"[We now know] the sources can produce low-frequency radio waves and those low-frequency waves can escape their environment, and are not too scattered to be detected by the time they reach the Earth".

One member of the team, Dr Cherry Ng, says the latest FRBs could be coming from "some sort of dense clump like a supernova [exploding star] remnant". Some scientists suspect that these radio waves originate from black hole activity or solar flares that travel from billions of light-years away. "We would also like to study the properties of whole populations of FRBs and try to see if there are different sources that give rise to repeaters and non-repeaters".

Related News:

  • Trump floats citizenship for H1B visa holders

    This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Democrats call the proposed wall expensive, ineffective and immoral.
    China broadcasts photos from 'dark' side of the moon

    China broadcasts photos from 'dark' side of the moon

    It is popularly called the "dark side" because it can't be seen from Earth and is relatively unknown, not because it lacks sunlight.
    White dwarf stars observed slowly crystallising and turning into solid spheres

    White dwarf stars observed slowly crystallising and turning into solid spheres

    At some time in their evolution, all white dwarfs will crystallize with more massive ones dying faster than the small ones. The core is then formed of a crystallized metallic oxygen interior, with a carbon enhanced mantle.
  • Democratic Rep Tulsi Gabbard Running for President in 2020

    Democratic Rep Tulsi Gabbard Running for President in 2020

    Gabbard remains popular with some liberals but will have serious competition with other candidates on the left flank of the party. Though considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, Gabbard has displayed an unorthodox approach to progressive leadership .
    Girl, 17, crashes vehicle  while driving blindfolded for Bird Box challenge

    Girl, 17, crashes vehicle while driving blindfolded for Bird Box challenge

    Lyman says it should serve as a warning he never thought he'd have to give: Don't drive while blindfolded. However, police have requested that the driver be charged with reckless driving, Lt Lyman said.
    Carlos Ghosn indicted on two new charges

    Carlos Ghosn indicted on two new charges

    As part of the charge, prosecutors also claim Ghosn then arranged for Nissan to pay an associate who helped him with the red ink. Renault, which is the biggest shareholder in Nissan, has refrained from removing Ghosn, instead appointing interim replacements.
  • Trump Legal Team Should Be Allowed to Correct Mueller's Final Report - Giuliani

    Trump Legal Team Should Be Allowed to Correct Mueller's Final Report - Giuliani

    An anonymous source told CNN that Trump's comments raised enough concern that they started investigating him. It's not clear whether the report will ever be released publicly.
    Knicks and Kings Discussing Enes Kanter-Zach Randolph Trade

    Knicks and Kings Discussing Enes Kanter-Zach Randolph Trade

    But among the teams that could put him to good use include the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs and the Brooklyn Nets. Randolph, 37, hasn't played for the Kings this season and probably wouldn't suit up for the Knicks if the Kings trade him.
    Derby County contact Leeds United over spying claims

    Derby County contact Leeds United over spying claims

    Now Leeds can beat you 4-1, they're a fantastic team, but we had somebody in the bushes that day, twice this season now. People will say I am making an excuse, but I will speak like this after the game whether we win, lose or draw.
  • Netflix Faces $25 Million Lawsuit Over ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’

    Montgomery, made a statement on Friday, accusing Netflix of causing serious damage to their business. Shannon Gilligan , who leads the company after the death of original publisher R.A.
    Judge dismisses Ashley Judd harassment claim

    Judge dismisses Ashley Judd harassment claim

    While the law was changed in 2018 to cover that kind of relationship, the judge also ruled it could not be applied retroactively. The disgraced producer - who denies the charges, which were brought by two women - will stand trial in NY later this year.
    US, China trade talks conclude on positive note

    US, China trade talks conclude on positive note

    The US released a statement on the meetings, alluding to at least one potential concrete commitment on the part of China. China is facing the daunting task of presenting a credible plan to meet Trump's demands to cut down the trade deficit.


Most liked

Nick Jonas shares a love-soaked photo with wife Priyanka Chopra
The couple, who got hitched in two ceremonies last month in December, are now enjoying their beach romantic getaway. Days after the marriage, photos of the couple from their wedding festivities found their way on the internet.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie announce divorce on Twitter
They expanded operations into a two-bedroom house, equipped with three Sun Microstation, and eventually developed a test site. Bezos and MacKenzie have been married for almost 25 years, which means they together built Amazon as well as other assets.

Three dead in double-decker bus crash in Ottawa
The Ottawa Hospital confirmed on Twitter that it had received nine patients in critical condition from the crash. Another was wheeled on a gurney in obvious distress, wailing loudly enough to be heard on an overpass above.

United States aviation system is starting to show strains from shutdown
The terminal serves United Airlines along with smaller carriers Aruba Airlines, Bahamasair, Frontier Airlines and Sun Country. For employees, the consequences are getting real as they're about to miss their first paycheck on Friday.

What happens when the 'last resort' on the Darling River dries out?
The NSW Government is in talks with the Commonwealth about operating rules and water-sharing arrangements, he added. Mr McBride said: "This is nothing to do with drought, this is a man-made disaster".

Toyota Wants 1.7 Million Vehicles Back Because Airbags Are ‘Potentially Deadly’
The recalls forced Takata of Japan to seek bankruptcy protection and sell most of its assets to pay for the fixes. Both automakers have urged some drivers of older vehicles not to drive them until the inflators are replaced.

Alvaro Morata Edging Closer To LaLiga Return
Sevilla looks the best option for him, given he can return to his homeland and its a place where he can get well off very soon. As per reports, Atletico Madrid are interested in bringing the player to Spain on a six-month loan spell.

Tragic Accident in Eastern Cuba, Tourists and Cubans Dead or Injured
Two Britons were among those injured when a bus crashed in Cuba, killing seven people, the Foreign Office has confirmed. A year ago in all of Cuba there were over 11,000 auto accidents on their poorly-conditioned highways.

Cesc Fabregas completes move to Monaco from Chelsea
Monaco have scored just 16 goals in the league this season, and a reliable striker would help fire them out of the relegation zone.

Ginsburg to miss next week's Supreme Court sessions, but recovery 'on track'
Ginsburg missed three days of arguments this week, the first time that's happened since she joined the court in 1993. Just before Christmas, Justice Ginsburg had a pulmonary lobectomy to remove two cancerous nodules from her lungs.

We do not support inappropriate comments: Virat Kohli
However, the captain Virat Kohli seemed unperturbed by the news and said that the team had suitable replacements in their ranks. The two will also not be considered for the three-match ODI series against Australia , starting January 12 in Sydney.

Cancer Death Rate Hits A Milestone
However, smoking patterns do not appear to explain the higher lung cancer rates being reported in women compared with men born around the 1960s.

Apple to launch three iPhones with new camera features this year
The price cuts likely came from distributors of Apple products, which Canalys estimates sells a quarter of all iPhones in China. This means the company's complete 2019 lineup would likely make use of the iPhone XR's Haptic Touch feature instead.

Thai police: Saudi asylum seeker is flying to Canada
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun's appeal for refugee status has underscored the severe restrictions that women in Saudi Arabia face. She only joined the social media site at the start of this month but has quickly racked up more than 100,000 followers.

Telescope detects mysterious radio signals from galaxy 1.5 billion light years away
The source is from something with an extremely powerful magnetic field that produces a signal along the radio frequency band. The first FRB that repeats was detected in 2012.