In all the research to study life in the universe and beyond, a new dimension has been provided by Australian researchers. Radio telescopes in the country have received a huge number of signals from deep space. These mysterious and powerful wave signals which are called "fast radio bursts." The team of researchers from Western Australia has also found the closest and brightest fast radio bursts ever detected. The latest findings have been noted in the science journal Nature. They also point that there could be hi-tech aliens out there who sent these signals. Mysterious Alien Signals from Across the Universe Picked Up from a New Radio Telescope in Canada.
The fast radio bursts are actually bright flashes of radio waves that reach the Earth from the depths of the space. They are a mysterious phenomenon in themselves and finding of double the number of these signals, then already known, it is a big finding. These radio waves have a lot of energy, close to the amount released by the Sun in 80 years.
After these findings, the talks of extraterrestrials also come up. These radio bursts are from the other side of the universe and not our same galaxy, so it is even more interesting. The team is now working upon detecting the exact location from where these waves came through the sky. These radio bursts also reveal more about the matter in the space and its galaxies. "Timing the arrival of the different wavelengths tells us how much material the burst has traveled through on its journey. And because we've shown that fast radio bursts come from far away, we can use them to detect all the missing matter located in the space between galaxies - which is a really exciting discovery," Macquart, the co-author of the study said.
Scientists had detected 20 such fast signals in the year which is double the number that has been detected worldwide. Scientists are also deriving what is so powerful that is sending across these signals so far away till the earth. And astronomers suggest it could be some massive cosmic object and do not even deny that it could be some very advanced aliens.