Australian scientists spotted cosmic radio burst in real-time. The Parkes Telescope located in New South Wales observed huge eruption of radio waves for milliseconds.
Emily Petroff, an astrophysicist at Swinburne University in Melbourne discussed significant information regarding the waves. She informs that these explosions are usually detected weeks, months or decade after they emerged. This is the first time in the history when scientists identified them in real time.
The fast radio burst of waves is known as Blitzar. They were first discovered in 2007. It is a kind of fixed band of radio waves that appears only for milliseconds. These waves are tightly packed with intense energy particles. The amount of energy present in these waves is equivalent to the energy of one million years of sun.
A large number of astronomers are trying hard to determine the origin of these waves. Some researchers speculate that these radio signals can be a result of collision of neuron stars. There are chances that black hole is responsible for the origin of these waves.
Thus far, scientists are able to measure the exact distance of the burst. The massive eruption of waves occurs somewhere from5.5 light year away from Earth.
The report is printed in the latest edition of Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.