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Radio telescope gets new frequency in the space

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Canada ‘ s new radio telescope has picked up a mysterious signal from deep in space with a frequency so low, it is never discovered before.

The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity mapping Experiment, or CHIME – discovered the strange noise known as a fast radio burst on July 25, BGR.com reported.

FRBs are often picked up on radio telescopes, although their precise causes are not yet fully understood.

This most recent one, called FRB 180725A, is well-known due to the low frequency of 580 megahertz. Before it, there is never a FRB collected below 700 MHz.

It is likely that FRBs come from the turbulent black hole activity, for example, if two black holes merge into one.

The GONG is located in British Columbia and the FRB of the last month was reported in a message by the Astronomer’s Telegram.

A FRB, FRB 121102, has been detected a few times, and researchers believe that its origin is in a galaxy three billion light years from Earth, which means that it would have to be very powerful to be picked up by a telescope.

This story was previously published in the New York Post.

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