Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada. The precise nature and origin of the blasts of radio waves is unknown.
Among the 13 fast radio bursts, known as FRBs, was a very unusual repeating signal, coming from the same source about 1.5 billion light years away. Such an event has only been reported once before, by a different telescope.
So far, worldwide, scientists have detected about 60 single fast radio bursts and two that repeat. They believe there could be as many as a thousand FRBs in the sky every day.
There are a number of theories about what could be causing them. They include a neutron star with a very strong magnetic field that is spinning very rapidly, two neutron stars merging together, and, among a minority of observers, some form of alien spaceship.
IIRC, the first time that this happened, in 1961, the aliens created a Julie Christie clone .....
These FRBs are being detected with increasing regularity, though, and I'm intrigued by the possibilities of their propagation .....
Re: Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected
If they ever receive intelligent transmissions there's no way on Earth they would tell us. They likely already have received them, maybe 30+ years ago. Why would they be interested in putting a man on Mars?