Researchers Discover 'Radio Bursts' From A Dwarf Galaxy, Everything That We Need To Know!

By Carrie Winters - 06 Jan '17 11:30AM
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  • (Photo : SciNews/YouTube Screenshot) A latest discover of mysterious “radio bursts” has been pinpointed. It is said to be coming from a dwarf galaxy located light-years away.

A latest discover of mysterious "radio bursts" has been pinpointed. It is said to be coming from a dwarf galaxy located light-years away.

According to a report, the first radio burst (FRB) had been discovered in 2007. These flicker of lights may last only a few seconds but their radiation releases more energy that the sun that radiate in 10,000 years.

There are 18 bursts that have been detected and scientists reveal the one of these burst may occur in the sky once every 10 seconds. The FRB's location has just been detected recently. It seems to come from a dwarf galaxy.

Initially, scientists believed that these burst come from the Milky Way or it may have come from a galaxy nearer the Earth. However, a new discovery indicates that it comes from a tiny galaxy which is 1% mass from our own.

Shami Chaterrjee, a Cornell University researcher shares that the radiation of these burst may be strong since it can be detected from 3-billion light years away. Researchers from the Cornell University have spotted signals of the bursts in 2012 and it only took a few seconds. However the burst that lasted only for a few seconds was actually repeating.

Meanwhile, this single burst that has been pinpointed had been discovered using a multi-antenna radio telescope. This telescope is called the Karl G Jansky Very Large Array (VLA). The location for this telescope is in Mexico and can precisely determine the burst which is known as the FRB 121102.

Aside from the bright bursts coming from the FRB 121102, here is also other weaker radio emission coming from the same region. These are believed to be 100 light-years from each other. These burst may be of the same object or these may be associated with each other.

It is indicated that further research is yet to be done regarding these "radio bursts."

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