Astronomers say regular radio signals from far off galaxy could be aliens

The question about alien life has always vexed and excited astronomers for centuries. Today scientists are closer to finding this, thanks to Kepler Space Telescope. The Kepler mission is focusing on finding habitable alien planets. Astronomers are suspecting that powerful radio signals which are being detected continuously from the same location in space are actually signals from an alien but highly advanced world.

Astronomers affiliated to the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico have been vexed by six new fast radio bursts, which originates from the Auriga constellation far beyond our Milky Way galaxy. What is significant is that no less than 17 FBR has been detected from the region, this notwithstanding the fact that never has any FBR been detected twice from any location.

The particular constellation is located 3 billion light years away from Earth and has been dubbed FRB 121102 by astronomers. Out of a total of 17 bursts from this constellation, five of the latest were detected by the Green Bank Telescope while the other has been detected by the Arecibo Observatory. The other 11 FRB were detected in 2012.

However, the astronomers have quickly added that the other possibility of these FRB could be solar flares from a neutron star. FRB 121102 is important and unique because it helps us understand fast extragalactic radio transients. The repeating FRB had a one in a thousand chance of being coincidental. The source could also be a man-made spy satellite which emits radio waves to analyze structures on Earth or could originate from a superdense star which emits regular radio pulse.

Earlier a group of astronomers from the Laval University in Quebec claimed that they have detected strange signals from a small cluster of stars. Poring through the data obtained from the Sloan Digital Sky survey the group identified more than 234 stars from 2.5 million stars which were emitting regular radio signals.

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