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Mysterious Radio Signals From 11 Billion Light Years Away Detected

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Six years ago, a single burst lasting less than a tenth of an eye blink had been reported

Times Of India

NEW DELHI: An international team of researchers have detected mysterious bursts of radio waves originating from billions of light years away.

Six years ago, a single burst lasting less than a tenth of an eye blink had been reported. It was so ephemeral that scientists were unsure whether it actually took place or not. But this time round, the 64 metre Parkes radio telescope in Australia recorded 4 such bursts of very high energy radio waves coming from a very long distance.

The scientists also think that the findings suggest that there should be one of these signals going off every 10 seconds if the whole sky is observed through ‘radio eyes’, that is, through telescopes that detect radio waves.

The findings are reported on Friday in the journal Science. The research team was made up of scientists from the University of Manchester, the Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, and from various institutions in Australia, US and Italy.

The scientists studied the energy of these bursts and concluded that they originate from an extreme astrophysical event involving relativistic objects such as neutron stars or black holes. They ruled out terrestrial sources for the fast radio bursts and say their brightness and distance suggest they come from cosmological distances when the universe was just half its current age.

Study lead Dan Thornton of the University of Manchester and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, said the findings pointed to some extreme events involving large amounts of mass or energy as the source of the radio bursts, a statement from the university said.

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    • Monkeyglands

      It sounds like the blind idiot god Azothoth trying to get in touch with he’s number one follower and fan on the planet earth Barack Obama.

    • Banderman

      Let’s do the math. It’s pretty simple. Light travels approximately 186,000 miles PER SECOND in a vacuum. Light traveling at this speed for a year equals (1) light year. 11 BILLION light years? Hmm, seems pretty far out for us to be receiving that signal; not impossible, but the signal is at least 11 BILLION years old at this point.

      • morris adams

        it’s 186000 miles per second, SQUARED – or 186k times 186k. i don’t believe it if they say it was from last week, who shives a git! this is a stupid way to spend money. they’d probably get more results if they’d,,, oh i don’t know, try to make muslims feel good?????

    • Anonymouse

      These are the creatures mentioned in Revelation? Setting up a signal on earth for the staged attack to wipe out evil humans?

      They will be hideous with red eyes and green scabby skin and have spider like legs and arms and they will we armed organ weapons that spew liquid and fire. Fearsome creatures that will destroy and devour, similiar to what liberals do to humans with their inferior intellect.

      • Pix

        “…similiar to what liberals do to humans with their inferior intellect.”

        That is the most retarded comment I’ve heard on BiN, and that is saying a lot.

        Liberal = liberty, libertarian are words related to freedom, the idea you don’t own other people. Tear up your constitution on freedom of expression, and stop bitching about having your rights taken away, if you think liberal is inferior.

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    • Pix

      The speed of sound and the speed of light are not the same. If it was a radio signal then it took a great deal more time to get here than 11 billion light years. But here’s the rub, radio signals can’t travel that far without breaking up, the ones we emit probably don’t even reach the edge of our solar system. So it’s not a radio signal.

      :wink: :lol:

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