Astronomers Detect 13 Radio Bursts from the Galaxy 1.5 Billion Light Years Away

    Astronomers Detect 13 Radio Bursts

    There was a long silence after receiving the WOW signal from an unknown location in the space. But the silence is now broken as the scientists discovered the 13 radio burst from a galaxy that is 1.5 Billion light years away. The scientists using Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment or the CHIME telescope has found the 13 different radio bursts from outside of our milky way galaxy. Out of these 13, the six bursts are repeated and from the same location 1.5 Billion light years away. According to the scientists, each burst is 25 times more potent than the Sun.

    The samples were collected in a three-week surveillance period when the CHIME telescope was still in the pre-commissioning phase. Between the three weeks of July and August 2018, scientists found these thirteen different radio bursts from the outer space. This is an astonishing achievement as the telescope is not fully deployed and still, it has found the radio bursts. This only proves that there are many more radio bursts available and yet to discover.

    There is currently no information available on the reason behind these radio bursts. These signals might be from the magnetars, which are the highly magnetizes neutron stars. The rapidly spinning neutron stars might have sent these radio bursts in the space while spinning. There is no specific information available on the source, but the location of six of the detected bursts is specific. As the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment telescope is not yet deployed to the full potential, the scientists are still waiting for the more data to flow in to study further. In the past, there was only one such detected radio burst, and these thirteen new radio bursts provide hope for astronomers and scientists.