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Scientists trace mystery ‘alien signals’ to distant galaxy

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 Cinnamon    24,840

For the first time, scientists have successfully traced mysterious “fast radio bursts” (FRBs), which have been speculated to be signs of extraterrestrial intelligence, to a galaxy six billion light years away.

Just 17 such radio blasts have been recorded since 2007 when they were first discovered. Each one came from space and lasted a few milliseconds at the most, emitting as much energy as the Sun in about 10,000 years.

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Scientists are not sure what causes these bursts. The first step in establishing their origin was to estimate the distance to the object where it originated.

Astronomer Evan Keane from the UK’s Jodrell Bank Observatory, who led the scientific team that published the new findings in the journalNature, was able to record one of the most recent radio burst called FRB 150418 on April 18, 2015 with the help of the Parkes radio telescope in Australia. It lasted less than one millisecond, the shortest of them all.

The process of pinpointing its location was long. First Australia’s telescope located the radio afterglow in space and then a second 8.2-meter-long telescope in Hawaii, known as the Subaru Telescope, helped trace the origin of the wave to an elliptical galaxy, which is an off-spherical concentration of stars believed to be relatively old.

Some have speculated that the bursts could be a signal sent by extraterrestrial intelligence. “Nope! Sorry,” Keane said in response to this theory, as quoted by AFP.


They don't know what it is, but they immediately dismiss ET. 


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 CSB    2,170

If I was a really really smart person I could think this out and come to a conclusion but being that I am not a smart person and would have to guess I would say that these signals are from a small group of rogue ETs trying to hack BroomHillary's email server . :1XqXnoz:

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