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Breaking: Repeated radio signals coming from galaxy 1.5 billion light years away

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posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 03:08 PM
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Independent article



“Until now, there was only one known repeating FRB. Knowing that there is another suggests that there could be more out there. And with more repeaters and more sources available for study, we may be able to understand these cosmic puzzles—where they’re from and what causes them,” said Ingrid Stairs, a member of the CHIME team and an astrophysicist at UBC.


This news story just came up on my feed. Seems like we detected our second ever repeating FRB (fast radio burst) along with a bunch of other single FRBs. The signal repeated 6 times and is coming from a galaxy at a whopping 1.5 billion light years distance. This signal has been traveling for awhile since it was first emitted. 7 out of 13 of the newly detected signals were in the lower register of 400 mHz, which puts them in the UHF (ultra-high frequency range).

Here's a cool chart of what we use different radio wave bands for - IMAGE.

Whatever this is, the researchers are expecting to find more and more of these signals that may help solve the puzzle.

The amount of energy used for this radio burst equals the amount of energy produced by our Sun for a whole year. Quite a bang that one seems to have been.
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posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 03:10 PM
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They are coming...



posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 03:11 PM
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a reply to: ch1n1t0

I'm an idiot when it comes to outer space so I need to ask a question. What medium do the radio waves travel in while traversing empty space?



posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 03:14 PM
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originally posted by: jtrenthacker
They are coming...


It would take them atleast 1,5 billion years to get here. I will have tea ready



posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: TobyFlenderson

Unlike sound, for instance, radio waves do not require a medium or a carrier to propagate as they are considered "self-regenerating electric and magnetic fields". They can travel freely through the vacuum of space.
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posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 03:16 PM
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originally posted by: Spacespider

originally posted by: jtrenthacker
They are coming...


It would take them atleast 1,5 billion years to get here. I will have tea ready


They could have started heading our way 1.5 billion years ago.

They should be here in a couple of weeks.




posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 03:25 PM
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I think there is another thread that was opened 10 minutes prior to mine. MODs, pls close if needed.
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posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 04:15 PM
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originally posted by: ch1n1t0
a reply to: TobyFlenderson

Unlike sound, for instance, radio waves do not require a medium or a carrier to propagate as they are considered "self-regenerating electric and magnetic fields". They can travel freely through the vacuum of space.


The "self-regenerating electric and magnetic fields" view is misleading imho. The electromagnetic field does not need a medium. Changes in the em field propagate at speed of light. And that is what radio waves are.



posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 04:19 PM
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Sure hope they aren't expecting to find intelligent life here.

Gonna be a big let down for ET.



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posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 04:57 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
Sure hope they aren't expecting to find intelligent life here.

Gonna be a big let down for ET.


The reason we haven't all seen ET yet is because they've got this planet quarantined until we stop acting insane.



posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 05:02 PM
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There we go, now I'm off the artificial source train for FRB121102, officially.

I've been saying since 2016, that if we found another one, I would accept a natural source explanation. Now I do. Let's study these and figure out how they're formed now.



posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker

Call Bruce W.



posted on Jan, 9 2019 @ 05:23 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
Sure hope they aren't expecting to find intelligent life here.

Gonna be a big let down for ET.


Spek fer yerselfs guy!



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