Astronomers spotted strange, bright flashes of radio waves in real-time. The Parkes telescope situated in New South Wales recorded fast radio waves that originate from an unidentified source.
The fast radio burst is commonly known a Blitzer. It was first detected in 2007 when it lasts merely for few milliseconds. Earlier, scientists noticed merely seven such kind of radio bursts. Most of these eruptions of radio waves were attained with the help of Parkes radio telescopes and the Arecibo telescope.
This tight band of radio frequency is fully loaded with energy. The energy filled in these waves is equal to the sun energy of one million years.
John Mulchaey, the director at the Carnegie Observation talked about these unusual radio waves. He says that it is certainly one of the biggest mysteries of the universe. It is believed that the Blitzer emits somewhere from 5.5 billion years away. It can be the outcome of the collision of a massive neutron star.
Currently, a group of Australian researchers are closely analyzing these waves. They develop a new method which can be utilized to identify the bursts in real time. The Radio telescope team of Parkes was making use of the new technique when they came across these waves for 10th times. The explosion of radio waves was so powerful that numerous telescopes spotted it simultaneously.
The report is described in detail in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.