A baffling and mysterious radio signal has been spotted by a telescope in Canada, and it’s one of the lowest in frequency to date.
Space is an amazingly endless place, populated with dazzling arrays of planets, moons, suns and stars. The word ‘stars’ appears 51 times in your King James Bible, and the verses are a rich and fascinating insight to the nature and person of the Godhead.
“Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:” Amos 5:8 (KJV)
FROM USA TODAY: Details of the signal were posted to The Astronomer’s Telegram, a website where accredited astronomers can post observations.
An observation posted last week by Patrick Boyle from Canada’s McGill University finds a radio telescope called the Canadian Hydrogen Mapping Intensity Experiment (CHIME) discovered a fast radio burst, which are short bursts of radio waves coming from beyond the Milky Way Galaxy.
The FRB was detected at frequencies as low as 580 megahertz, the lowest frequency detection to date.
Science Alert reports the detection has not been independently verified, noting the case of Australian researchers who discovered a radio signal in 1998 only to find out 17 years later it was from a microwave.
Meanwhile, another astronomer submitted an observation to the Telegram claiming he had discovered a very bright star. It was actually Mars. Fast radio bursts were first discovered in 2007, but their origins are still unknown. Earlier this year, astronomers claimed they were close to determining the sources of these bursts. However, they could not rule out the possibility is a high-powered signal from an advanced alien civilization. READ MORE