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Post by UlteriorModem » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:14 pm

An FRB signal with curious regularity is discussed.


Columbia has discovered that a mystery radio source in a galaxy some 500 million lightyears from our solar system is sending out fast radio bursts like clockwork in 16.35 day cycles, including 1-2 bursts per hour over a four day period and then 12 days of silence before starting up again

https://sputniknews.com/science/2020020 ... -know-why/
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Post by helicon » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:04 pm

I saw that - pretty interesting Tom.
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Post by smp » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:18 pm

Thanks very much for posting this, Tom
I had not yet heard about this.

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Post by notFritzArgelander » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:23 pm

Well it's not from any ET that's for sure. I've seen an article from another source on this and have no doubt there's a non sensational natural explanation in the works. I'm waiting for a good article to appear to post on the astrophysics board.

Edit: Decided to post now rather than wait. viewtopic.php?f=74&t=7069 I'll update as better articles become available.
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