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Jan 9, 2019 8:01 PM 3+ mon ago

Astronomers spot more mysterious radio signals from far outside the galaxy

Whenever some new "cosmic puzzle" crops up, you always have to be ready for the other shoe to drop. But just because something isn't an alien message or Ringworld doesn't mean it can't be interesting science. Today's shoe drop concerns "fast radio bursts" coming from a distant galaxy -- but don't expect a secret message from an advanced civilization.

Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are short, intense blasts of radio waves that come from far outside our galaxy. No one knows what causes them, but they're unlike anything else we've observed -- and their uniqueness makes them a prime target for detection in noisy data.

A SETI project snatched a few just this fall, but another effort is using a new radio telescope called CHIME that essentially points at the whole sky and chooses where to "look" using software. In ...

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