Researchers discovered a pattern of radio signals coming from deep space for the first time ever, they said in published paper.
These oddly regular bursts were picked up by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, which looks specifically for fast radio bursts to determine their origin.
Astronomers have detected signals from a foreign galaxy being released in a 16-day cycle or pattern.
The findings are included in the pre-print of a paper on arXiv.
Between September 16 2018 and October 30 2019, scientists recorded 28 bursts from it. Astrophysicists have found a clue that would assist clarify why, each infrequently, superfast bursts of radio waves flash throughout Earth from the deep house. For four days the signal would spit out a burst or two every hour and then fall silent for 12 days before repeating itself all over again. FRB 180916 was traced back to one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way-esque galaxy.
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Other theories for sources of fast radio bursts even include potential communications from far away alien races, though probably unlikely.
In their paper, which is moderated but not full peer-reviewed, scientists explain that FRB 180916.J0158+65 seems to have a 16-day pattern. They have considered the orbital motion of a star or an object that may be acting as a companion in the outskirts of the galaxy.
However they say that, considering that FRBs are enormously powerful bursts of electromagnetic energy, they could be from a neutron star - although if this was the case the star would be expected to wobble, and not display the same kind of smooth cycle.
The diameters of a neutron star are the size of a city, for example, Chicago or Atlanta. The interaction between these two, and the wind coming off of the OB-type star, could factor into the cause of the repeating FRB's pattern. The more bursts they can trace, the better they may be able to use the signals to map how matter is distributed across the universe.
These signals, or fast radio bursts (FRBs), aren't unusual, but previous observations have shown them to be emitted totally at random.