Australian radio telescope records live, potentially alien, transmission from afar

Real-time fast radio burst captured by astronomers for first time ever


NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia (INTELLIHUB) — A live fast radio burst (FRB) was recently detected by a group of astronomers from the Swinburne University of Technology, using the Parkes Radio Telescope, which may have possibly been transmitted from an advanced alien civilization about 5.5 billion light years away.

While the signal could have also came from a neutron star or even a black hole, researchers feel confident they are getting closer to understanding more about these elusive FRBs.

FRBs, which last only milliseconds, are quick flashes of high-energy radio waves and are said by astronomers and researchers to be one of the universe’s biggest unknown mysteries at this time.

Although researchers have recorded a few FRBs in the past this last one was caught live, in real-time, and likely originates from a source nearby a large object containing a very powerful magnetic field.

Generally these bursts are “discovered weeks or months or even more than a decade after they happened”, said Emily Petroff, a PhD and group leader. Making the discovery that much more interesting.

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Even though some say it could have been an alien communication, Daniele Malesani, from the University of Copenhagen, said, “We found out what it wasn’t. The burst could have hurled out as much energy in a few milliseconds as the Sun does in an entire day. But the fact that we did not see light in other wavelengths eliminates a number of astronomical phenomena that are associated with violent events such as gamma-ray bursts from exploding stars and supernovae, which were otherwise candidates for the burst”

Other Sources:

Australian astronomers capture live alien radio bursts with Parkes telescope — NY Daily News

Mystery radio waves from deep space captured LIVE, sender unknown — RT

Science Journal: Mystery radio waves from deep space observed for first time —

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