Dozens of ‘mysterious radio bursts’ from outer space detected by alien-hunting artificial intelligence
AN artificial intelligence program hunting for alien life in the universe has picked up dozens of mysterious radio bursts. The Breakthrough Listen has detected 72 new fast radio bursts (FRBs) coming from a galaxy three billion light years from earth. Scientists have named the source of these signals, way outside the Milky Way galaxy, “repeater” FRB 121102.
There’s a monster out there. It’s far away, buried deep in the past. But scientists can see it. And thanks to a new international imaging project, they’ve begun to understand it, too. The monster is a galaxy that formed in the first billion years after the Big Bang.