Far outside our Milky Way galaxy, something is causing repeating short bursts of radio waves to be released into space. Scientists have recorded the second repeating fast radio burst to be discovered, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The finding was also presented at the 233rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle.
Astronomers have intercepted a series of radio signals from a galaxy a billion light years away, according to research published in Nature magazine.
The 13 radio bursts were picked up by a telescope at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Canada. One of the signals repeated six times from the same location.
A mysterious signal that has confounded scientists for years has been traced to a spot in the sky more than 3 billion light-years away.
Almost a decade after the first fast radio burst (FRB) was discovered, an international team of researchers has pinpointed the origin of one such signal as a dwarf galaxy in the pentagon-shaped constellation Auriga.