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Mysterious radio signals received

Mysterious radio signals received

Astronomers have detected radio signals emanating from the center of the Milky Way.

Mysterious radio signals from space have attracted the attention of large research groups. However, it is not possible to understand in any way what their source is.

Radio signals could be emanating from a stellar object of an unknown new class. They are recorded by a radio telescope in the Western Australian desert. Scientists point to the oddity of the signals, they appear and disappear at irregular intervals. This happens for several weeks, after which they turn off and fade out.

This is absolutely not characteristic of any known space object. This has been going on for two years, the signals have already been recorded 17 times. Professor Tara Murphy of the Sydney Institute of Astronomy says they’ve been exploring the firmament for two years to find an unusual source of signals. This unique object then disappears, then brightly identifies itself. Astronomers have never seen anything like it.

Astronomers have not yet linked the signals to alien intelligence, believing that they come from a natural astronomical source. But at the same time, the uniqueness of the phenomenon is recognized, the most unusual thing in the signal is its very high polarization. Such signals cannot be produced by pulsars. Perhaps they are emitted by mysterious objects known as the galactic center radio transmitters.

To search for the source of radio signals, the most powerful telescope of the South African Observatory of Radio Astronomy was used. They studied a 15-minute intermittent signal for several weeks, then it disappeared and returned again, but the behavior of its source changed dramatically, after a day the transmission stopped. Astronomers of the observatory have not been able to reveal the secrets of the “transmitter”. An even more powerful transcontinental telescope, the world’s largest, being built by Australia and South Africa, will be required.

Nikolay Ivanov

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