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    Default Fast Radio Bursts with a repeating 16-day cycle



    This is the first Sky news article I've ever seen were they have not put " " around the word ALIEN in an article like this . They are gearing the public up methinks - drip drip.



    Alien radio signals detected repeating with a regular 16-day cycle.

    Astronomers have never before seen fast radio bursts being emitted in such a regular pattern, and still don't know their origin.

    Astronomers have detected alien signals - that is, signals from a foreign galaxy - being emitted in an unusually regular 16-day cycle.

    Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are not in and of themselves unusual - the first was detected in 2007 - but previous observations have shown them to be mostly emitted at random.

    While there have been some bursts which repeated, as astronomers discovered previously, they have never been seen repeating in such a steady cycle.

    The origin of FRBs hasn't been established yet, although the dominant theories regarding them suggest the signals are produced by rapidly rotating bodies such as neutron stars or black holes.

    Researchers studying data from the radio telescope used by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) found the FRB signals arrived on Earth up to twice an hour for four days before suddenly stopping, only to start up again twelve days later.

    Its origin was located within a medium-sized spiral galaxy about 500 million light-years away, making it the closest FRB discovered to date.

    The researchers observed its cycle for a total of 409 days and believe that it could be tied to the emitting object being locked in an orbit which lasts 16 days.

    However they say that, considering that FRBs are enormously powerful bursts of electromagnetic energy, they could be from a neutron star - although if this was the case the star would be expected to wobble, and not display the same kind of smooth cycle.

    The researchers detailed their findings in a pre-print article published on arXiv, ahead of receiving peer review.

    In 2017, Professor Avid Loeb, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in the US, proposed that FRBs could be leakage from planet-sized alien transmitters.

    He said that rather than being designed for communication, they would more likely be used to propel giant space ships powered by light sails, which would bounce the beams off a huge reflective sheet to provide forward thrust.

    There is currently no evidence supporting the hypothesis that FRBs are connected to alien civilisations.

    https://news.sky.com/story/alien-rad...cycle-11931306

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    Cool Re: Fast Radio Bursts with a repeating 16-day cycle

    Somewhere out there, a long time ago, a planet that has an unusual day period measured at 16 earth days recently invented TV and we are now seeing their first transmissions.... Just like in 500 million years this foreign planet will start seeing our ep's of Here's Lucy and wonder what is going on over in this part of the spiral??

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    Quote Posted by Craig (here)
    will start seeing our ep's of Here's Lucy and wonder what is going on over in this part of the spiral??
    That's until the episodes of the Phil Silvers Show arrives and it will then all make perfect sense...

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    Default Re: Fast Radio Bursts with a repeating 16-day cycle

    They actually ran a segment on Sky news this morning ( Kay Burley - a pet hate of mine !) during the main 8am headlines interviewing some scientist ( I forget who) that also said Aliens were not out of the question but he felt it was going to be something else causing the 16 day cycle.
    He then followed that up with the caveat that it was only a matter of time before we did have contact !!

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    Default Re: Fast Radio Bursts with a repeating 16-day cycle

    Linda Howe addresses this very fascinating phenomenon in detail in her latest (12 Feb) livestream, starting at 11:30.


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