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An international team of researchers have detected mysterious bursts of radio waves originating from billions of light years away. Six years ago, a single burst lasting less than a tenth of an eye blink had been reported. It was so ephemeral that scientists were unsure whether it actually took place or not. But this time round, the 64 metre Parkes radio telescope in Australia recorded 4 such bursts of very high energy radio waves coming from a very long distance.
Originally posted by MystiqueAgent
/Second line not sure if we still have to do this or not.
The scientists studied the energy of these bursts and concluded that they originate from an extreme astrophysical event involving relativistic objects such as neutron stars or black holes. They ruled out terrestrial sources for the fast radio bursts and say their brightness and distance suggest they come from cosmological distances when the universe was just half its current age.
He said: "Magnetars can give off more energy in a millisecond than our sun does in 300,000 years and are a leading candidate for the burst."
the origin of these explosive bursts may be from magnetic neutron stars, known as 'magnetars'. He said: "Magnetars can give off more energy in a millisecond than our sun does in 300,000 years and are a leading candidate for the burst."
Originally posted by sligtlyskeptical
The 10-11 billion light years away reading is almost comical to me. If these waves are that old they could have "circled" the universe completely many times over. No one really knows if that's possible or not or 10 billion light years away even exists. Maybe it circles every 10,000 years and has completed the circuit 1000's of times over thus explaining the decay. Or maybe it is from 1000 light years away and our understanding of how these waves deteriorate in deep space is misunderstood. ?????
Therefore, if the forensics technicians that examine the scene, find a void in the spatter, they will know the size of the frame that has been removed from the wall.