Mysterious Signals From Space Continue to Baffle Scientists
In February 2015, the Parkes radio telescope in Australia detected rapid bursts (FRB), which have fascinated astronomers since. FRB called “cosmic hiss” is a fast flash of energy seen as separate intergalactic radio waves. The FRB 150215, however, appears to be different previously recorded bursts.
What makes the FRB 150215 more intriguing is that it does not seem to leave the light or trail signal. Parkes The researchers used 11 telescopes in order to detect radio, optical, gamma ray and neutrino emissions from these signals, but none were found. “There is no transitional or variable program found to be associated with rupture repeatedly and no pulse was observed at 17.25 hours of observation,” the researchers reported in a new study (which has not yet been peer reviewed).
How do these energy blasts you can not track? As if that were not enough mysterious, keep in mind that for you to detect FRB 150215, you had to pass through a dense region of the Milky Way. This means that it should not have been detected for the first time.
We will see. . .FINALEMENT
The FRB was first discovered in 2007, and since then there have been 22 cases of known FRB. It was not until the beginning of this year that scientists have finally identified the origin of one of the FRB: a distant dwarf galaxy. In April, another group of scientists confirmed that the FRB actually come from space.
When we develop more advanced tools to see and hear the universe, the probability of discovering what really made these signs of improvement. On the one hand, new and better space telescopes like the James Webb will give us a view of our cosmic environment like we have never seen before.
When we see them, we will certainly be in for a surprise. For now, however, astronomers put extra work to better understand the phenomenon. “It’s not very often in science that you are working on something that is so new and unknown that you have basic questions,” said researcher Emily Petroff at Gizmodo. “It’s exciting to be in the early stages of the field when you can have a big impact with your research and answer these very important questions.