From New Scientist: “Is this ET? Mystery of strange radio bursts from space”



New Scientist

31 March 2015
Sarah Scoles

Mysterious radio wave flashes from far outside the galaxy are proving tough for astronomers to explain. Is it pulsars? A spy satellite? Or an alien message?

CSIRO Parkes Observatory
CSIRO/Parkes Radio telescope

BURSTS of radio waves flashing across the sky seem to follow a mathematical pattern. If the pattern is real, either some strange celestial physics is going on, or the bursts are artificial, produced by human – or alien – technology.

Telescopes have been picking up so-called fast radio bursts (FRBs) since 2001. They last just a few milliseconds and erupt with about as much energy as the sun releases in a month. Ten have been detected so far, most recently in 2014, when the Parkes Telescope in New South Wales, Australia, caught a burst in action for the first time. The others were found by sifting through data after the bursts had arrived at…

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3 thoughts on “From New Scientist: “Is this ET? Mystery of strange radio bursts from space”

  1. Regretfully, Craigm350, it was good intentions in 1945 that produced our current dilemma, . . . and ET is not involved.

    Aston’s WARNING in 1922, followed by CHAOS and FEAR in 1945 [1] convinced world leaders of all economic and political persuasions:


    Thus was humanity isolated from the Creator, Destroyer and Sustainer of every atom, life, and world in the Solar System [2].

    1. Aston’s WARNING (12 Dec 1922); CHAOS and FEAR (Aug 1945)

    2. “Teacher’s Supplement to Solar Energy,” (2015)

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