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Mysterious Energy Signals From Space: Are Aliens Trying To Contact Earth?

Mysterious Energy Signals From Space: Are Aliens Trying To Contact Earth?

“Earth is a small town with many neighborhoods in a very big universe.”
― Ron Garan, The Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles

Scientists have apparently confirmed that there are some mysterious energy signals that are coming from space, which might be indicative of the aliens trying to contact Earth. The astronomers are puzzled by the rare and brief bursts of cosmic radio waves, which were first detected 10 years ago. After researching about the signals, the scientists claim that these  are actually coming from the outer world, or space.

Mysterious Energy Signals or FRBs – Fast Radio Bursts

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The fast radio bursts or FRBs are the radio signals appearing randomly and temporarily, which makes it all the more difficult to study them and track them. But, what is mysterious about the whole thing is, no one knows what could produce such a short and sharp signal burst.

Some researchers speculate that these signals are nothing but the stars colliding to artificially create messages, while some have a more bizarre explanation that indicates these signals are nothing but alien transmissions. Professor Matthew Bailes, from the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, also claimed this, in a research.

Molonglo Radio Telescope

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The researchers form the Australian National University have apparently made use of Molonglo radio telescope near Canberra  and detected three FRBs. The Molonglo telescopes have an enormous focal length. In 2013, the scientists realised this fact about this massive telescope and its architecture that can be used to pin point FRs. It also has a huge collecting area of 193,750sq ft (18,000 sq m) and a large field of view that is about eight square degrees on the sky. Moreover, this advanced telescope produced an enormous 1000 TB data every day, compared to which, the web pages on wikipedia utilise just 5.87 terabytes of storage.

Dr Chris Flynn from Swinburne University of Technology claimed that the Conventional single dish radio telescopes face difficulty in establishing that the transmissions originate beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.

Mysterious Energy Signals From Space: Are Aliens Trying To Contact Earth?

A new window is now getting opened with the apparent re-engineering efforts. Professor Anne Green of the University of Sydney was apparently excited about the fact that the University of Sydney’s Molonglo telescope, is making useful and important scientific discoveries in partnership with Swinburne’s expertise in supercomputing.

What Did The Research Establish?

In order to hunt down the FRBs, the researchers developed software, which was capable of sifting through the vast information. Apparently, with the use of this software, the scientists were able to track down the likely locations of three FRBs. The data drawn and studied from this telescope concluded that all the three FRBs belong to the outer space, however, only one could be localised to an individual galaxy.

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A PhD student at Australian National University, Manish Caleb, who designed the new software, claimed that the key to understand what makes the bursts is to find out where these bursts came from. Till now allegedly only one burst is lined to a galaxy, however, the researchers are looking forward to tracking down more, using the Molonglo telescope, according to a research that was published in the Monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society.

Mysterious Energy Signals From Space: Are Aliens Trying To Contact Earth?
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