The outer space Humanity has been fascinated since the beginning of time. At first, man used the stars to tell periods of abundance for hunting or gathering, but over the centuries that changed. Astronomers are currently studying outer space With several goals, one of them is to find a file planet Habitable, but sometimes discoveries confuse experts and raise even more questions.
Last Thursday a group of Astronomy scientists From Massachusetts Institute of Technology They reported that they detected a strange radio signal coming from a galaxy Thousands of light years from the planet. The sign has become a mystery because it has a pattern similar to heart beat.
Scientists named it 20191221A and classified it as a fast radio burst or an unknown space signal.
The signal has a duration of three seconds and a periodicity of 0.2 seconds, which can be due to a radio pulsar or a magnetar.
Scientists have found similarities with emissions from radio pulsars (the source of electromagnetic radiation) Milky Waywhich is a million times brighter.
Daniel Misselli, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technologyexplained that this signal can be used to study the universe, in addition, experts hope to receive more similar signals.
According to Europa Press, the signal comes from a distant galaxy several million light years from Earth. It is necessary to remember that the speed of light is 299,792.458 kilometers per second.
Since 2007, astronomers from all over the planet have recorded many similar signals coming from all over the universe.