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11:15  11 september  2019
11:15  11 september  2019 Source:   extra.ie

Telescope detects 100 mysterious radio signals from three billion light years away

Telescope detects 100 mysterious radio signals from three billion light years away Astronomers could be close to unraveling one of the greatest mysteries of space after a 1,640ft telescope detected 100 mysterious radio pulses from three billion light years away. 

China ' s biggest telescope detects more than 100 ' mysterious ' radio signals thought to have come from three BILLION light years away . These signals are so-called fast radio bursts whose origins are as of yet unknown. Each burst lasts only for milliseconds and must come from a high-energy source.

Astronomers could be close to unraveling one of the greatest mysteries of space after a 1,640ft telescope detected 100 mysterious radio pulses from three billion light years away . The ‘fast radio bursts’ were detected by China ' s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope - also

China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

China’s largest telescope has been picking up more than 100 mysterious signals coming from a source around three billion light years away from Earth.

These strange signals are known as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) – pulses of radio waves coming from unknown cosmos in space.

Officials say that the telescope, situated in Guizhou, has detected over 100 FRBs and the source is designated FRB121102 – three billion light years away.

China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland signals The pulses are currently being analysed and cross-checked by experts at the Chinese Academy of Sciences to understand more about the region these signals are coming from.

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China ’ s largest telescope has detected more than 100 mysterious radio pulses coming from a source around three billion light years from the Earth. The strange signals are so-called fast radio bursts — rapid pulses of energy that come from unknown but high-energy sources out in space.

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China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away

The Chinese telescope is a whopping 500 metre fixed diametre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope.

It is also known as FAST or by the nickname Tianyan.

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CHINA ’ s largest telescope has detected than 100 radio pulses coming from a source three billion light years away from Earth. The FAST observatory was completed in September near Jinke Village in Guizhou Province. FAST has detected mysterious radio signals , stock illustration (r) (Image

China ’ s largest radio telescope has been picking up mysterious signals from outer space. The 500-meter fixed diameter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope , nicknamed Tianyan, is located The mysterious signals come from a region of space three billion light years away (Shutterstock).

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China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away

FRBs are radio emissions that are incredibly hard to find and hard to study due to the fact they appear very temporarily and very randomly.

China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

Usually the pulses ‘one-offs” but some do repeat in the same location.

Many theories surround the existence of FRBs although it is not believed to come from alien technology.

Some speculate that they are a by-product of a neutron star colliding with a black hole.

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China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away
China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away

Another theory suggested that they could be neutron stars with very powerful magnetic fields, so-called ‘magnetars’.

These theories raised doubts after an FRB (FRB 190523) was detected and attributed to a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way at around 7.9 billion light-years away.

‘The theory that FRBs come from magnetars was developed in part because the earlier FRB 121102 came from an active star-forming environment, where young magnetars can be formed in the supernovae of massive stars,’ Vikram Ravi, assistant professor of astronomy at Caltech told The Metro. ‘But the host galaxy of FRB 190523 is more mellow in comparison.’

China’s biggest telescope detects 100 mysterious signals from three billion light years away © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland signals

‘This finding tells us that every galaxy, even a run-of-the-mill galaxy like our Milky Way, can generate an FRB,’ said Ravi.

‘Finding the locations of the one-off FRBs is challenging because it requires a radio telescope that can both discover these extremely short events and locate them with the resolving power of a mile-wide radio dish.’

Luckily for astronomers, China’s telescope FAST will allow them to detect the origins of FRBs with significantly greater accuracy and ease.

It’s the largest and most sensitive radio telescope to ever be constructed.

Chinese researchers have promised to persist observing the bursts from FRB121102 to find the source of these pulses.

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