Eight mysterious repeating radio signals detected from outside our galaxy
Yahoo.com - Wed 14 Aug 18:40 GMT

Astronomers could be close to unraveling one of the greatest mysteries of space

  Canada's CHIME telescope (CHIME)Astronomers could be close to unraveling one of the greatest mysteries of space after a Canadian telescope detected eight new repeating radio signals known as ‘fast radio bursts’ Fast radio bursts are bright pulses of radio emission mere milliseconds in duration, thought to originate from distant galaxies.

  The source of these emissions is still unclear - but scientists have been particularly fascinated by ‘repeaters’, where the pulse repeats, ever since the first fast radio burst was found in 2007.

  Now telescopes have detected many more ‘repeaters’, and scientists hope to trace the origins of the mysterious blasts.

  Read More on Yahoo News ‘Squawkzilla’: Cannibal parrot half the size of a man is found Criticism mounts of New Zealand mosque shooting response Results from the Canadian CHIME telescope were published on the arXiv preprint server, with eight repeaters discovered.

  An Australian telescope, the Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder also found one, the prestigious science journal Nature reported.