Astronomers detect record 25 new fast radio bursts from outer space

Scientists have made an intriguing discovery in outer space, potentially indicating that E.T. might indeed be attempting to contact Earth.

A total of 25 enigmatic “fast radio bursts” (FRBs) have been detected by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) radio telescope during the period from 2019 to 2021, the Daily Mail reported.

Fast radio bursts are immensely powerful bursts of radiation, and their origin remains a mystery. However, the prevailing belief is that they are likely emitted by dying stars situated in far-off galaxies.

University of Toronto astronomers have highlighted the distinctive aspect of the new fast radio bursts (FRBs) discovered—they are classified as “repeating.”

Multiple bursts originating from the same celestial location have been observed, setting them apart from the majority of non-repeating FRBs that have been detected thus far.

The repeating nature of these FRBs holds significant promise for unraveling more details about their origin and shedding light on their cosmic source.

The recent discovery of these repeating FRBs provides scientists with a valuable opportunity to study bursts originating from a singular location using various instruments, enabling them to gather diverse sets of data.

This newfound phenomena has contributed to a total count of 50 known repeating FRBs, expanding our understanding of these intriguing cosmic events.

Written by staff