Space is full of fascinating phenomenon. Magnetic fields, flares, black holes, and other cosmic events can lead to different signals that we pick up on earth. The problem is that we don’t understand all of them. Especially a recent, powerful force emitting radio waves.
Random radio waves in space are nothing new. referred to as FRBs (fast radio bursts), these normally last only a few seconds. But on July 25, something different happened. A set of radio telescopes in British Columbia, Canada, registered a frequency never detected before.
According to a statement by scientific bulletin board The Astronomer’s Telegram, radio signal FRB 180725A (named for the date it was detected) came in transmitting in frequencies as low as 580 megahertz, almost 200 MHz lower than any other frequencies recorded. According to Patrick Boyle, author of the Astronomer’s Telegram report and a project manager for the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), we don’t know why or how it happened.
“These events have occurred during both the day and night, and their arrival times are not correlated with known on-site activities or other known sources.”
Low frequencies require more power to sustain itself. Meaning whatever emit this tone had to be extremely powerful. Your average supernova hasn’t returned radio waves like this.
Avi Loeb, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, stated last year that these FRBs could very well be the after effect of extraterrestrial life.
Whatever’s out there, it’s extremely powerful.