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Radio bursts picked up from deep space
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46811618

Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada.

The precise nature and origin of the blasts of radio waves is unknown.

Among the 13 fast radio bursts, known as FRBs, was a very unusual repeating signal, coming from the same source about 1.5 billion light years away.

Such an event has only been reported once before, by a different telescope.

"Knowing that there is another suggests that there could be more out there," said Ingrid Stairs, an astrophysicist from the University of British Columbia (UBC).



Okay, so there are a number of theories as to what might be causing this. Some say it's aliens trying to communicate with us; however, it's probably more likely to be from some kind of neutron star. 

But, whatever it is, I'll be interested to find out!
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Fingers crossed it’s intelligent life.
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Intelligent life can be both good and bad. so hopefully its life that doesnt view us in a poor light. however with how humans are it wont take them very long.
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...This article is trash, shame on you BBC.
I can't find any other article on this one, you don't name the Nature paper, nor do you name nor reference the name of the "previous event".

When I searched for "FRB CHIME Nature" all I got were articles about the previous event (FRB 121102) which go in to further details and theories about why its being repeated (not aliens) one even linked to the nature paper!

https://www.scientificamerican.com/artic...io-bursts/
https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25149
https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencen...story.html
(funny thing, Firefox decided to act up as I was posting this....*Cue Xfiles theme*...but really turns out 16gigs of RAM is no longer enough for me it seems <_<, and having well over 100 tabs open)
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Well, at the very least, here are the Nature articles for the second FRB event (early versions, not yet proofread or typesetted): 

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0864-x
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0867-7

But, yes, I agree that I shouldn't have had to go digging for them. (For the record, I got them from The Atlantic, which also seems to do a better job of explaining the various possible causes)
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