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Thu Aug 4, 2022, 10:02 AM

Strange Radio Signals From Deep Space Contain Signs of New Physics, Scientists Say

Scientists have spotted mysterious radio structures in the midst of an immense cluster of galaxies located 800 million light years away, reports a new study.

These radio objects, some of which have never been seen before, pose new challenges to our understanding of the universe and offer an unprecedented glimpse into tumultuous regions of the cosmic web, a network of filaments and nodes that connects the universe. As the researchers who observed the sources put it in a companion essay, “They defy existing theories about both the origins of such objects and their characteristics.”

Stretching across 300 million light years of southern hemisphere sky, the galaxy cluster Abell 3266 is one of the biggest structures of its kind in the local universe. As the site of multiple clusters merging together, it opens a window into the fallout of huge cosmic collisions, which is why astronomers have studied it intensely for years, especially in X-ray and visible light.

Now, scientists led by astrophysicist Christopher Riseley, a research fellow at the University of Bologna, have examined new images of Abell 3266 captured by Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASCAP) and the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), two of the most sensitive radio observatories on Earth.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkggwz/strange-radio-signals-from-deep-space-contain-signs-of-new-physics-scientists-say

And the amazing thing is that this didn't even come via the James Webb telescope!

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Jilly_in_VA Aug 4 OP
usajumpedtheshark Aug 4 #1
AntivaxHunters Aug 4 #2
usajumpedtheshark Aug 4 #3
yonder Aug 4 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 4 #9
JohnnyRingo Aug 4 #4
calimary Aug 4 #8
JohnnyRingo Aug 4 #12
keithbvadu2 Aug 4 #5
PatSeg Aug 4 #6
TheProle Aug 4 #10
CaptainTruth Aug 4 #11

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 10:28 AM

1. Interesting but I am always cautious about science stories reported by media outlets

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Response to usajumpedtheshark (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 10:44 AM

2. Here's the thread from 1 of the scientists

This is really wild and neat stuff!
The charts and photos are incredible!
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1554376131838722048.html

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Response to AntivaxHunters (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 10:50 AM

3. That is interesting. I hope the Royal Institution sponsors a lecture by one of the researchers.

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Response to AntivaxHunters (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 12:32 PM

7. Thanks for that link

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Response to AntivaxHunters (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 12:50 PM

9. Thanks for the thread, very interesting. . . . nt

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 10:56 AM

4. K&R

Love the science stuff. Thanx for posting!

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 12:36 PM

8. Oh man, I love this stuff too!

When I was still working, one of THE COOLEST things I ever got to do was cover news coming out of the Jet Propulsion Lab - I think the big one was a Mars project (if memory serves - it was a long time ago!). I was otherwise covering the entertainment beat. THIS, though, involved REAL heavenly bodies, not the Hollywood kind.

And the cherry-on-top was grabbing a few comments from Carl Sagan, who was there that night, too.

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Response to calimary (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:35 PM

12. I read Cosmos twice and watched both versions on TV

I tried to force grandkids to watch, but.....

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:06 AM

5. It's yuuge, I tells ya!

800 million light years away and it's considered 'in the local universe'.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:52 AM

6. K&R

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 12:55 PM

10. Thank you, Jilly

great thread.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:26 PM

11. Fascinating. Thanks for posting.

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