Alien greetings? Canada discovered 1.5 billion light-years of repetitive radio waves

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Alien greetings? Canada discovered 1.5 billion light-years of repetitive radio waves

2019-01-13 09:03:37 156 ℃

[Global Network Reporting Internship Journalist Cui Tianye] A telescope in Canada captured 13 rapid radio storms in two months, including a very unusual repetitive wave, which came from 1.5 billion light years away. Scientists say the possibility that the wave came from an alien spacecraft cannot be ruled out.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on the 9th that the study was published in the 9th issue of the Journal Nature. One of the 13 fast radio storms is unusual. It comes from 1.5 billion light-years away and is the second time that repetitive waves have been found. The BBC said that researchers had previously captured the same waves with different telescopes.

The picture is a highly magnetized rotating neutron star. Astronomers say it may be the source of radio waves. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) Radio Telescope captured the wave, according to the report

. Located in Okanogen Valley, British Columbia, it consists of four 100-meter-long semi-cylindrical antennas that scan the northern sky every day. The telescope was launched last year and detected 13 radio bursts, including this repetitive wave, shortly after its launch.

Data Map: Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) Radio Telescope

"The second capture of repetitive waves means that we may capture more from there," said Ingrid Stairs, an astrophysicist at the University of British Columbia. "More repetitive waves and more research resources are available." Source, we may be able to solve the mystery of the universe: where these waves come from and what causes them."

Tendukar of McGill University in Canada also said: "We found repetitive waves, whose properties are very similar to those of the last wave found. This gives us more information about the overall characteristics of these waves. According to the BBC,

there are many theories to explain the origin of these cosmic waves, such as the fact that they may come from a neutron star with a strong magnetic field or the merging of two neutron stars. In addition to these theories, some observers believe that these waves actually come from some kind of alien spacecraft.

Responsible Editor: Ouyang Jianjun