One thing is true: whatever this signal is - be it the result of a star exploding, black holes merging or just a hell of a party from the aliens, scientists will not be able to find its origin with today's technology.
According to a statement released by The Astronomer's Telegram on August 3rd, the mysterious signal - named FRB 180725A after the year, month and day it was detected - transmitted in frequencies as low as 580 megahertz, almost 200 MHz lower than any other FRBs ever detected.
The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) located in British Columbia received the signal now named FRB 180725A.
Puzzling pulses like these are sometimes called fast radio bursts (FRBs), because they may last just a few milliseconds.
The post reads: "During its ongoing commissioning, CHIME/FRM detected FRB 180725A on 2018 July 25 at 17:59:43.115 UTC (18:59:43.15 BST/13:59:43.15 ET)".
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The baffling radio burst detected by the Canadian radio telescope is a unique FRB signal, given the fact that its frequency is only 580 MHz.
According to the Astronomer's Telegram, that signal is called a Fast Radio Burst, or FRB. "These events have occurred during both the day and night and their arrival times are not correlated with known on-site activities or other known sources of terrestrial RFI [radio-frequency interference]". In a diagram measuring the radio frequency over time, there is a clear bright streak beginning below 600 MHz.
The question that remains is uncovering where these signals have come from, with many possible theories being thrown into the mix. No one knows where they originate from or what they are exactly.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, astrophysics professor Christopher Conselice of the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom discusses the possible sources of FRBs, noting that the recently-discovered low-frequency signals might shed new light into what causes this intriguing phenomenon.
".And even some pretty unusual ideas about extraterrestrial civilizations sending signals to earth". FRBs detected by astronomers here on Earth come from incredibly long distances, located so far off in space that we can't even see what might be creating them.