Originally posted by MysterE
Yet it does seem to be moving – and fast: its apparent sideways velocity is four times the speed of light
But what could this be?
That is a perfect example of how the Standard model is totally wrong.
In the standard model as is known by many no matter could travel faster than the speed of light, but it is possible for radio waves to travel faster than light.
Device Makes Radio Waves Travel Faster Than Light
A scientist has created a gadget that can make radio waves travel faster than light. Einstein predicted that particles and information can't travel faster than the speed of light, but phenomena like radio waves are a different story, said John Singleton, who works at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The polarization synchrotron combines the waves with a rapidly spinning magnetic field, and the result could explain why pulsars — which are super-dense spinning stars that are a subclass of neutron stars — emit such powerful signals, a phenomenon that has baffled many scientists.
What is odd about the discovery you have highlighted is why the radio signal is constant in luminosity?
This is very odd, because quasars are basically black holes with an accretion disk that give out burst of radiation, so you would expect the signal to increase in luminosity to a peak then decrease quite quickly.
I suspect this is a new object that we have no prior understanding of.
Though to be honest this sort of thing to me screams of intelligence. It would be certainly a good way to send a large wave hello we are here signal, since it does not conform to how normal radio signals perform from known sources.
Star and Flag.