This is interesting considering what is going on in our own skies presently…..
Fast radio bursts are something which have puzzled scientists for a long time, and they continue to be puzzled by them.
Scientists are unsure what exactly causes these fast radio bursts, but some have speculated that these are communications from a far off alien civilization.
Maybe this is true, and maybe it isn’t, but with increasing reports coming out alleging that we may not be alone, and that U.F.O.’s may in fact be interplanetary vehicles, the mystery of FRB’s deepens.
Here is what we currently know:
NTD News reported this on the FRB signals:
Scientists have traced the locations of multiple mysterious fast radio bursts back to their origins with help from the Hubble Space Telescope—and it’s not what they expected.
The cause of these mysterious millisecond-long radio blasts in space has eluded scientists since the phenomenon was discovered in 2007. Given how quick they flare, these bursts, sometimes called FRBs, are very difficult to track and study.
Learning more about the origin of these bright, intense radio bursts could help scientists understand what causes them.
An international team of astronomers was able to trace the locations of eight fast radio bursts. While the origins of three remain inconclusive, the researchers used Hubble’s deep-space imaging to pinpoint the distant galaxies where these bursts originated, including their exact locations within the galaxies.
CNN came through with these details:
A combination of visible light, ultraviolet and near-infrared imaging helped astronomers trace the FRBs mentioned in the new study.
“This is the first high-resolution view of a population of FRBs,” said lead study author Alexandra Mannings, a graduate student in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
“Most of the galaxies are massive, relatively young and still forming stars. The imaging allows us to get a better idea of the overall host galaxy properties, such as its mass and star-formation rate, as well as probe what’s happening right at the FRB position.”
The researchers were surprised to discover that the bursts originated from the spiral arms.
“We don’t know what causes FRBs, so it’s really important to use context when we have it,” said study coauthor Wen-fai Fong, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy in Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) in Illinois.
“Because spiral arms are signs of stars being born, this was a surprise, offering a major clue that FRBs must correlate with star formation.”