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Wild Theory Suggests Heavy Metals Came From Parasitic Black Holes

If you were to rank the wildest things in the universe, there are a few obvious contenders. Gamma rays, fast radio bursts and quasars, for example. But no list would be complete without black holes and the black hole's less-dense cousins, the neutron star. Show More Summary

"Not Alien Signals" --FRB's are Pulses from Dark-Matter Stars Captured by Supermassive Black Holes of Early Universe

New research seems to suggest that mysterious fast radio bursts might be stars made of dark matter crashing into black holes, according to Aiichi Iwazaki, an astronomer at Nishogakusha University in Tokyo, who subscribes to the theory that dark matter...        

Fast radio bursts may be dark matter ‘stars’ hitting black holes

The mysterious FRBs we’ve been tracking for a decade could be created by clumps of dark matter particles dancing along the edges of black holes

Astronomers Find Strange Radio Signal Only 11 Light Years Away

The search for alien life in space has once again turned to mysterious radio signals from distant stars. For years, so-called fast radio bursts (FRBs) have puzzled astronomers for years, with theories ranging from attempts at intergalactic communication or even that they might be powering some form of extraterrestrial spacecraft. While scores of these radio... Read more »

Unknown Origin of Fast Radio Bursts in the Universe --"Could Be Evidence of Advanced Alien Technology" (Today's Most Popular)

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence has looked for many different signs of alien life, from radio broadcasts to laser flashes, without success. However, recent research suggests that mysterious phenomena called fast radio bursts, millisecond-long flashes of radio emission, could be...        

Encrypted “Alien” Radio Signal Decrypted via Social Media

One of the more intriguing unsolved modern mysteries is the fast radio burst (FRB) phenomenon. Over the last several years, radio telescopes on Earth have been detecting more and more very brief, very powerful radio signals which originate from deep space. While astronomers have been able to locate the source of several of these signals,... Read more »

Fast radio bursts: stirrings from a galaxy far, far away

Scientists studying FRBs – energy explosions from distant parts of the universe – are on to something vitally important. But what causes them? In summer 2006, astronomer Duncan Lorimer started work on a seemingly routine piece of scientific research. Show More Summary

Space's mysterious fast radio bursts: What the heck are they? - CNET

3 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

We're about to enter an era of research into one of the newest phenomena in all of space. Here's what you need to know.

FRB's --"Strange Signals from Alien Worlds" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

Fast Radio Bursts are millisecond-duration pulses of unknown origin that were discovered by pulsar astronomers in 2007. A decade on from the discovery, with only 20 further bursts currently known, fast radio bursts remain enigmatic sources which parallel the early...        

Fast Radio Bursts: How close are we to decoding these strange space signals?

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Mysterious radio signals from space have been coming in from all directions, and their source is still unknown. Extremely bright and short-lived, these fast radio bursts (FRB) have scientists puzzled, but the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope may help bring some answers to light. Show More Summary

Astronomers on the Hunt for Mystery Deep Space Signals Just Got a Major Boost

The ASKAP telescope in Australia found new fast radio bursts in just three days—and it's not even fully operational yet.

New telescope has already found 3 rare mystery signals - CNET

3 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is poised to make history if it helps solve the origin of the rare fast radio bursts (FRB).

ASKAP telescope to rule radio-burst hunt

(CSIRO Australia) A CSIRO telescope in Western Australia has found its first 'fast radio burst' from space after less than four days of searching.

Scientists Detect A New Fast Radio Burst

3 months agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

The mysterious flash of high-energy burst, called FRB 150215, was detected in February 2015 using the Parkes radio telescope in Australia.

New Fast-Radio-Burst Phenomenon Baffles Astronomers --"Reveals a Previously Unknown Hole in the Milky Galaxy"

Scientists detected the newest Fast radio burst, 5-millisecond intergalactic blips of radio waves, FRB 150215, on February 15, 2015 with the Parkes Telescope in Australia, but still don’t know the cause of it, or the 22 similar FRBs spotted on...        

Astronomers Unable to Explain Latest Mysterious Radio Burst

The search for extraterrestrial life has lately been focused on fast radio bursts (FRBs), short but incredibly powerful spikes in radio signals coming from beyond our own galaxy. While some scientists have optimistically pointed to these as proof of advanced alien civilizations, there are plenty of naturally-occurring...

Latest fast radio burst adds to mystery of their source

(Phys.org)—An international team of space researchers has reported on the detection of a new fast radio burst (FRB) and their efforts to trace its source. They have written a paper describing the detection and search for evidence, and have uploaded it to the arXiv preprint server.

New mystery space signal leaves scientists baffled

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A new mystery signal from deep space has been detected, leaving scientists baffled as to where it came from and what caused it. The signal, known as a fast radio burst (FRB), was detected in 2015 by scientists using the Parkes radio telescope in Australia. It adds to the two dozen other FRBs...

FRBs: New Mystery Space Signal from Unknown Cosmic Source Leaves Scientists Baffled

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Fast radio burst 150215 was detected in real-time with the Parkes radio telescope in Australia in 2015.

The Newest Cosmic Radio Burst Has Stumped Scientists

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Fast radio bursts are split-second intergalactic blips of radio waves we’ve detected over the last decade. You’d think that if we pointed our telescopes and other space cameras in the direction these bursts came from, we’d spot something else, too. But to date, we’ve got nothing—just radio waves. Read more...

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