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Powerful Radio Burst Discovered of Extragalactic Origin

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posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 12:12 AM
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A team of American astronomers using the Parkes radio telescope based here in NSW Australia have discovered what seems to be an extremely powerful radio burst from outside our galaxy. The distance of the source is estimated to be approximately 1.5 billion light years away.

This signal only lasted for 5 milliseconds and occurred 6 years ago, but has been re-analysed due to its extraordinary nature, and the report has been released today.

News article: www.smh.com.au...

Abstract published in the Science Express Journal: www.sciencemag.org...

Assistant Professor Duncan Lorimer from West Virginia University is quoted as stating it could be from two neutron stars colliding or the death of a massive black hole. However after reading the story it seems they have yet to point out the exact point of origin, namely another galaxy, star, nebula, etc.

Could it be that the point of origin no longer exists and that it was destroyed in this event? Or might it be from a point much closer originating from an unknown source (ship, base, you get the idea), hence it's power & brightness. Even if you disregard this bit of speculation, it is an interesting report nonetheless.



[edit on 28/9/07 by Evasius]




posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 12:25 AM
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WOW



Thats just amazing, and they say that it was 1.5 billion LIGHT YEARS away and still like messed up machinery. For it to be that bright and strong from so far away is not even able to be understood by human means! That is.....idk just too great for words.

I wonder what caused it too......



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