Detect 72 radio signals from a distant galaxy

The researchers of Breakthrough Listen, a project of intelligent life search in the universe, activity also known as 'SETI', led by the University of California, Berkeley, have now used artificial intelligence to discover 72 new rapid radio bursts from a mysterious source about 3 billion light years from Earth.
Detect 72 radio signals from a distant galaxy
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Rapid radio bursts are bright pulses of radio emission of only milliseconds in length, thought to originate in distant galaxies.

The source of these emissions is not yet clear; however, theories range from neutron stars to suggestions that transmissions come from an advanced civilization with complex technology.

Breakthrough Listen is also applying a successful machine learning algorithm to find new types of signals that could come from extraterrestrial civilizations.

Scientists discovered that something is emitting repeated and powerful bursts of energy. While most fast radio bursts are unique, the source here, FRB 121102, is unique and emits repeated bursts.

This behavior has caught the attention of many astronomers, in the hope of pinpointing the cause and extreme physics involved in these rapid radio bursts, and the possibility of finding extraterrestrial life.

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