Just recently, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope, has detected a mysterious alien radio signal from deep space as a low-frequency super-fast burst, also known as FRB, which was only a few milliseconds long.
This puzzling radio signal, dubbed as FRB 180725A is the lowest radio burst ever detected from beyond our galaxy, the Milky Way, and, as the experts agree, its source must be a very powerful one. Thus, many theories emerged, some saying that the origin of the burst could be either a monstrous supernova or an alien civilization.
Since 2007 when the radio astronomers detected FRB signals for the very first time, only 24 such low-frequency super-fast bursts have been identified.
The new Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope, located in British Columbia, Canada, has the purpose of scanning the space for radio signals and listening to them. Usually, this radio telescope, as well as the other ones, doesn’t detect anything interesting. However, from time to time, something weird comes through, such as the FRB 180725A signal.
Nobody knows the origin of the recent mysterious alien radio signal from deep space
The FRB signals are already quite puzzling for the researchers. No one knows where they originate from or what they are exactly. However, the newly detected such signal is double-puzzling.
The baffling radio burst detected by the Canadian radio telescope is a unique FRB signal, given the fact that its frequency is only 580 MHz. Until now, no FRB below 700 MHz has been recorded.
“We don’t know their origin. They could be caused by a number of things. They could be caused by exploding stars, supernova, exotic stars like pulsars, magnetars, neutron stars or massive black holes at the center of distant galaxies. It could even be some other physical mechanism we don’t yet understand,” said Christopher Conselice, a professor at the University of Nottingham, who also added that the newly identified mysterious alien radio signal from deep space might help scientists understand FRB signals better.