Mysterious radio signal from space could be sign of alien life, say scientists

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New Delhi : Is anyone there? Can you hear us? Likewise, there might be some alien life waiting for our response from the earth. The mysterious radio bursts from deep space has created curiosity about the existence of alien life in the universe. 

Even though humanity evolved over the past centuries, there is a question, are we all alone in the universe. When we look up at the majestic skies, thousands question come to our mind. And, the never-ending question holds within it the answer to man's existential dread.

We exactly don't know the science or philosophy behind the creation of human beings on the Earth. We are puzzled if man is truly God's special creation or just a consequence of some cosmic event that took place billions of years ago.

As per a new discovery, published in the journal Nature, astronomers at the CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) have detected mysterious radio signals from an unknown location believed to be in deep space.

The radio signals are not usual like everyday radio signals. Instead it carried with it a rap number composed in some alien tongue billions of light years away. Rather, these are millisecond-long notes of radio pulses, called 'fast radio bursts' or FRBs. FRBs recorded by CHIME was repeating in nature and is claimed to have repeated six times from the same location.

Even though FRBs in themselves remain an unexplained phenomenon, the fact that this is only the second time in history that scientists have ever recorded repeating ones has sent the scientific world and conspiracy theorists are confused.

The high-powered bursts of radio energy were first observed in 2007. These are not more than a few milliseconds and are not concentrated from a specific part of the cosmos. Scientists had recorded about 50-60 FRBs in the last 10 years, of which only one had ever repeated itself. CHIME has now added 13 additional FRBs and a second repeater to the list

CHIME's observatory has shown such good results despite not even operating at full sensitivity as it is only in the commissioning phases right now. Scientists claim that when the facility is performing to full capacity, it could observe many dozens of FRBs per day. This is because CHIME's telescope is quite advanced in comparison to the ones that were being used before, and operates in the lower ranges of 400 MHz and the next one was at 700 MHz.

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