Humanity picks up deep space mystery signal that could be from aliens

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The radio telescope set up in Canada a year ago was able to detect a mysterious radio signal emanating from deep space at frequencies below 700 MHZ on July 25, keeping scientists busy to decipher the source of it.

"The event is clearly detected at frequencies as low as 580 MHz and represents the first detection of an FRB at radio frequencies below 700 MHz".

Theories suggest the signal, named FRB 180725A, could originate from a black hole - or even an alien civilisation. Researchers claim that this is the lowest frequency FRB ever recorded emitted from across the universe. Since that time, more than 30 FRBs have been recorded but researchers still don't know what causes these mysterious and powerful flashes of radio light.

The post reads: "During its ongoing commissioning, CHIME/FRM detected FRB 180725A on 2018 July 25 at 17:59:43.115 UTC (18:59:43.15 BST/13:59:43.15 ET)".

The signal, which astronomers call Fast discrete pulse (FRB), had a frequency below 700 MHz for the first time in the history of observation.

CHIME is located in British Columbia and its FRB from last month was reported in a post by the Astronomer's Telegram. Because it had a frequency as low as 580 Mhz. Most of the radio signals received by CHIME come from our Milky Way galaxy.

Scientists can not yet identify the process which produces the short and sharp radio wave bursts, which means we can not rule out the possibility they were made by aliens.

They can generate as much energy as 500 million Suns in mere milliseconds, and there could be as many as one happening every second. "These events have occurred during both the day and night and their arrival times are not correlated with known on-site activities or other known sources of terrestrial RFI [radio-frequency interference]".

Christopher Conselice, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Nottingham, told MailOnline this discovery could help to pave the way for a greater understanding of what causes FRBs.

Mysterious radio signals emitted from across the universe.

'It could even be some other physical mechanism that we don't yet understand'.

The study of FRBs is only in its incipient stages and astronomers are confident that more such radio signals will be detected as our technology progresses.

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