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Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:55 AM

Powerful Radio Signal From Deep Space Appears to Be Repeating in a 16-Day Cycle


MICHELLE STARR10 FEB 2020

One of the defining characteristics of the mysterious deep-space signals we call fast radio bursts is that they are unpredictable. They belch out across the cosmos without rhyme or reason, with no discernible pattern, making them incredibly hard to study.

Now, for the first time, astronomers have found a fast radio burst (FRB) that repeats on a regular cycle.

Every 16.35 days, the signal named FRB 180916.J0158+65 follows a similar pattern. For four days, it will spit out a burst or two every hour. Then it falls silent for 12 days. Then the whole thing repeats.

Astronomers with the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) Collaboration in Canada observed this cycle for a total of 409 days. We don't yet know what it means; but it could be another piece in the complicated conundrum of FRBs. The research has been uploaded to pre-print server arXiv, where it awaits scrutiny from other experts in the field.

More:
https://www.sciencealert.com/periodicity-has-been-detected-in-a-repeating-fast-radio-burst

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Judi Lynn Feb 2020 OP
mr_lebowski Feb 2020 #1
GetRidOfThem Feb 2020 #5
progressoid Feb 2020 #2
JohnnyRingo Feb 2020 #3
underpants Feb 2020 #8
Judi Lynn Feb 2020 #19
Dem2theMax Feb 2020 #4
Aussie105 Feb 2020 #6
betsuni Feb 2020 #7
pnwest Feb 2020 #10
betsuni Feb 2020 #11
Wounded Bear Feb 2020 #14
htuttle Feb 2020 #18
walkingman Feb 2020 #9
colsohlibgal Feb 2020 #12
3Hotdogs Feb 2020 #13
Wednesdays Feb 2020 #15
Canoe52 Feb 2020 #16
bronxiteforever Feb 2020 #17

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:31 AM

1. Aw man I was hoping it was going to turn out to be an exactly 16 earth day cycle ...

THAT would've been mind-blowing and would have astronomers freaking the heck out.

Still cool and all, look forward to hearing more about it

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 05:26 AM

5. Little green men playing with that darn transmitter again...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 04:02 AM

2. This is required...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 04:35 AM

3. Actual radio transcript of the FRB

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We're no strangers to love ♪
You know the rules and so do I
A full commitment's what I'm thinking of
You wouldn't get this from any other guy ♫
I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling
Gotta make you understand
Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down ♫
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 07:46 AM

8. 😁

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 06:55 AM

19. Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 05:11 AM

4. They're here!

They are trying to figure out one of two things:

1. Are all of us stupid enough to put the orange shitgibbon in office?

Or,

2. Are some of us actually smart, and we need to be rescued from the stupid ones and the orange shitgibbon in office?

I hope they realize it's number two, and they save us.
Soon.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 05:47 AM

6. It's the signal I've been waiting for!

And they have finally responded to my invitation to visit!

16.3 day blips? Ok, that means they will be here in 16.3 million years. Plenty of time to put the welcome mat out!

I have a sudden urge to watch that futuristic film, "Mars Attacks!" (1996)

Seriously though, probably a binary star system with the radio source regularly shielded by a larger body rotating around it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:08 AM

7. Contact!



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Response to betsuni (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 08:17 AM

10. I friggin loooove that movie. I have a

fantasy of writing the sequel to it.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 08:34 AM

11. It's a good movie.

I had such a crush on Carl Sagan. His turtleneck sweaters and corduroy jackets, the special way he pronounced the word "billions."

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Response to betsuni (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:11 AM

14. Well, I kinda crushed on Jodie Foster...



Carl Sagan was great as the everyman voice of science. Was a bit worried, but Neil deGrasse Tyson's remake of Cosmos was damn good, too.

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Response to betsuni (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:47 PM

18. or "Eumans"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 08:07 AM

9. Cool!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:01 AM

12. Could Be ET Or Not

I’m pretty confident there is abundant other sentient life out there somewhere. Like David Morse, playing Jodie Foster’s character’s Dad In “Contact” said if no one’s out there it would be an awful waste of Space.

We can’t at this point understand how they could travel multiple light years so fast but.....do you think people in the year 1400 would have believed that in about 600 years people could hold a small object in their hand, not connected to anything, type something on it and someone clear across the country, holding the same thing, would see it?

Too many credible people have seen things that may well be Interstellar.....and in one case, one of the Astronaut’s can clearly be heard saying “We still have the Alien Spacecraft under observation”.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 09:07 AM

13. We know aliens are also searching for ET signals.

Imagine their first signal being Orange Asshole's Prayer Breakfast speech.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:33 AM

15. Those aliens need to put a little more variety in their playlist.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:24 PM

16. Just old Lucy reruns they are sending back at us.

They loved the chocolate factory one..

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 04:15 PM

17. translated it says "to serve man"

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