Mysterious Space Radio Signals Detected By Researchers In Canada
Some believe that aliens are now attempting to contact our planet; or, contact some other entity at the very least. Others believe a neutron star’s powerful magnetic field is the cause. Either way, newly detected radio waves are now penetrating space and being detected by earth’s technology, leaving many bewildered as to what the origin of the sounds are.
Researchers, using a telescope based in Canada, picked up 13 “fast radio bursts,” also known as FRB. They believe the origin to be 1.5 billion light years away in a far, far galaxy.
It sounds like the early plot of a compelling science fiction script, but only this time its real life.
More interestingly, this is only the second time any telescope has reported such flashes. Meaning, it is rare. That could be due to technology limitations, of course, but it also could be due to the FBR transmissions being a rare event.
“Knowing that there is another suggests that there could be more out there,” said Ingrid Stairs via BBC, an astrophysicist from the University of British Columbia (UBC).
“And with more repeaters and more sources available for study, we may be able to understand these cosmic puzzles – where they’re from and what causes them.”
Scientists reported the sounds from the British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley at the CHIME observatory by way of 100 meter long antennas.
The radio waves are quick, brilliant flashes that shoot across galaxies. They are extremely bright and travel at the speed of light (obviously). Scientists have recorded 60 single fast radio bursts, two of them seem to repeat.
Is this the beginning of communications from other life? An alien portal contacting earth to let us know it is coming? Or something even more peculiar?
We may never know, but it is safe to assume we are not alone.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.