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Mysterious radio signals reached Earth. Who sent them?

Sudden bursts of unknown radio wavesorigin registered radio telescopes around the world. In order to find the source of the mysterious radiation, astronomers decided to use artificial intelligence. With it, scientists hope to find an answer to what exactly are the received radio signals, which traveled billions of light years before reaching Earth.

Astronomers have discovered previously elusive radio signals

Typically, radio signals of an unknown naturedetected only after astronomers notice some spikes in their data. Sometimes, decoding such signals takes many years after the incident.

Newly received signals have complex,mysterious structures that are extremely different from the structures of those radio signals that were previously accepted by mankind. It was because of his incredible ability to elude the researchers that the mysterious signals decided to call fast radio interference.

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What has become a source of mysterious radio interference?

Since the first such signal wasdiscovered in 2007, scientists have made constant attempts to identify its source. Be that as it may, fast radio signals are quite difficult to investigate in such a way as to fully and completely understand their nature. Due to the poor preparation of modern technologies and research methods, the phenomena that have not yet been studied by man, which lead to the appearance of interference, the source of radio waves is still unidentified.

This is very interesting: The 40-year-old riddle of a strange radio signal from space has been solved

Despite this, July 4, 2019 in one ofIn an article in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, a team of astronomers wrote that they were able to detect as many as five fast bursts in real time with just one radio telescope.

Wael Farah, a doctoral candidate at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, developed a machine learning system that was able to recognize signatures of fast radio interference.

Farah system trained Molonglo telescopedetect fast radio bursts, thanks to which researchers were able to identify a certain pattern: each of these bursts is a single event that has no analogues. In other words, the likelihood that mysterious radio signals were sent by some intelligent life is extremely unlikely.

Can this fact mean that we are alone inThe universe? Such an option is quite possible, as well as the fact that we simply have not yet grown technically enough to be able to correctly decrypt the received radio signals.