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First Contact? Repeating radio bursts from deep space

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Something Mysterious in Deep Space Is Sending Signals to Earth in Steady 16-Day Cycles
Something Mysterious in Deep Space Is Sending Signals to Earth in Steady 16-Day Cycles

mysterious radio source located in a galaxy 500 million light-years from Earth is pulsing on a 16-day cycle, like clockwork, according to a new study. This marks the first time that scientists have ever detected periodicity in these signals, which are known as fast radio bursts (FRBs), and is a major step toward unmasking their sources.

FRBs are one of the most tantalizing puzzles that the universe has thrown at scientists in recent years. First spotted in 2007, these powerful radio bursts are produced by energetic sources, though nobody is sure what those might be. FRBs are also mystifying because they can be either one-offs or “repeaters,” meaning some bursts appear only once in a certain part of the sky, while others emit multiple flashes to Earth.

Pulses from these repeat bursts have, so far, seemed somewhat random and discordant in their timing. But that changed last year, when the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment Fast Radio Burst Project (CHIME/FRB), a group dedicated to observing and studying FRBs, discovered that a repeater called FRB 180916.J0158+65 had a regular cadence




They are suggesting that it may not be aliens because the 16 day period is too long for a message to be sent, but I disagree. Why would any alien species work to our way of understanding?

Either way, there is so much about space, out place in this universe we do not understand.
 

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Something Mysterious in Deep Space Is Sending Signals to Earth in Steady 16-Day Cycles





They are suggesting that it may not be aliens because the 16 day period is too long for a message to be sent, but I disagree. Why would any alien species work to our way of understanding?

Either way, there is so much about space, out place in this universe we do not understand.
I blame Sinn Féin, it's all their fault!
 

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A form of pulsar we don't yet know of ?
Seems the most likely, or something orbiting on a 16 day cycle?

Interesting though.
 

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Seems the most likely, or something orbiting on a 16 day cycle?

Interesting though.
There is no structure to the signal to suggest intelligence behind it, like bursts in the pattern of prime numbers etc.
 

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they picked a fine time to show up, just to catch coronavirus and infect their home planet.
 

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500 million years ago. If it is aliens they ain't there anymore. If it is a star it could be gone too.
 

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As Karloff pointed out .. its only 500 million or so years old ...and ill add. it is a common occurrence, if they suddenly stop ,it is time to investigate.
 
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