It may be three billion light-years away from Earth, but this distant constellation could be trying to contact us. Six bursts of radio waves have been detected from the constellation Auriga, each lasting just a few milliseconds. While the source of the waves remains unknown, some suggest they mysterious bursts of energy could be a sign of alien life trying to contact us. The waves were detected by researchers from McGill University in Montreal, using the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, and at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. In their paper, published in The Astrophysical Journal, the researchers, led by Paul Scholz, wrote: ‘We have detected six additional radio bursts from this source: five with the Green Bank Telescope at 2 GHz, and one at 1.4 GHz with the Arecibo Observatory, for a total of 17 bursts from this source.’ The detection follows 11 previously recorded outbursts from the same location, called FRB 121102. This is the only known repeater of fast radio bursts (FRBs) – radio emissions that appear temporarily and randomly.
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