In March of 2016, 10 massive bursts of radio signals were detected that apparently were radiating from space. Just recently, researchers have picked up six more, that appear to be coming from the same region.
Experts that work with the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia and at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rick have detected the signals, which they are now referring to as fast radio bursts or FRBs. According to the researchers, the bursts are coming from a region far beyond the Milky Way galaxy.
This newest discovery is quite fascinating due to the fact that now a total of 17 FRBs have been detected to be coming from the same region. The region, according to scientists is at least 3 billion light years away from planet Earth. Five of the signals were discovered by the Green Bay Telescope, while the other was recorded by the Arecibo Observatory, “for a total of 17 bursts from this source,” the report says.
FRBs are merely extremely fast radio signals which last only a few milliseconds. Their detection can only be made by special equipment. While they only last for a short amount of time, they generate more energy than the Sun does in an entire day.
Many are now left wondering where such signals could be coming from. Could this be an advanced extraterrestrial civilization?
”Everything is in a process of investigation both in the United States and in Spain, as well as the rest of the world. The nations of the world are currently working together in the investigation of the UFO phenomenon. There is an international exchange of data.” – General Carlos Castro Cavero (1979). From “UFOs and the National Security State, Volume 2,″ written by Richard Dolan.
Scientists believe that the bursts could be due to a young neutron star due to flares. ‘Whether FRB 121102 is a unique object in the currently known sample of FRBs, or all FRBs are capable of repeating, its characterization is extremely important to understanding fast extra-galactic radio transients.’
When the last waves were detected, astronomers asked Seti (search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) to look closer to find if the signal could be a message from ET. At this point at in time, researchers have not stated if they are going to use Seti for this go around. Even if these messages are coming from an intelligent civilization from space, Stephen Hawking has spoken about the dangers of trying to contact extra-terrestrials. ‘If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans,’ he said in an interview.