Scientists not only monitor telescopes for universal visual anomalies, they monitor a radio telescope for abnormal sounds and signals from outside our galaxy. This month they heard something baffling even to the experts, which came in the form of two “fast radio bursts” that were “separated by just 2.4 milliseconds. This is the latest news coming from the Max Planck Institute.
According to the Tech Times on November 30, this isn’t the first time these radio signals have been detected, but it is the first time they heard a “double signal.” The Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia picked up these two unexplained radio burst signals and the folks manning the telescope have no idea what these signals are.
These signals are coming from outside the Milky Way. Tech Times reports that some scientists suggest this may be coming from an intelligent alien life form far away from our planet.
Scientist recognize this unknown signals are as “fast radio bursts” (FRBs). A total of 11 radio signals have been detected over the years, so the are not extremely rare, but this time it was different. This is the first time that a “double signal” was detected by the scientists from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. This is something that the astronomers have never heard before.
These fast radio bursts erupt with about the same amount of energy that the sun releases in a day. They are “incredibly short, high energy pulses,” reports Metro News.
The latest signal detected actually ruled out some of the more mundane theories like neutron stars colliding, along with a few other sources that were theorized by the experts. What cannot be ruled out is a far away alien civilization. Author of the UFO Investigations Manuel, Nigel Watson says:
“Every unusual signal from outer space encourages us to wonder if it is from an alien civilization. Watson claims, “it would be fantastic if this is an alien signal as the knowledge that we are not alone in this vast universe would have a dramatic impact on our perception of our place in the scheme of things.”
Watson apparently would more than welcome a finding like this, which would award him and others who share his beliefs in aliens a chance to say I told you so. He said, “It would certainly give the opportunity for UFO spotters to say we told you aliens exist – and you didn’t believe us!”
When the signals were first detected years back, some scientists speculated the sound could be from evaporating black holes and yes, some even theorized they came from a distant alien civilization. It appears the theory of a civilization with intelligence has been kicking around for a while among some experts and then something like this happens to refuel that theory. So what is giving off signals from deep space, which is a place no man has gone before?