According to the announcement made in the international journal Nature, the researches in Australia has detected by far the brightest and the closest fast radio bursts from the deep space.
The Western Australian scientists have allegedly recorded nearly twice of the known number of the fast-paced radio bursts or powerful flashes of the radio waves from the distant universe. The scientists managed to pull this off by using the CSIRO radio telescope Australia Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, ASKAP.
The scientists still haven’t found out as to what are the causes of these fast bursts radio waves, but they are sure about the fact that it might involve energy which is equivalent to the amount of energy released by the Sun into the deep space in 80 years.
The lead author of the Swinburne University of Technology, as well as the OxGrav ARC Centre of Excellence, has said that “they have reportedly found twenty fast radio bursts in a year which is almost twice of the number that was detected worldwide, ever since they were discovered for the first time in 2007. By using the new technology of ASKAP aka Australia Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, they have proved that the first of the radio bursts originate from the other side of the Universe rather than the Milky Way Galaxy.
Dr Jean-Pierre Macquart, the co-author of the Curtin University node of the ICRAR, International Centre for Radio, said that distinctive arrival timing of the wavelengths indicates the amount of the material burst that has travelled throughout its journey.
Dr Keith Bannister of CSIRO, who has reportedly engineered the systems which detects the bursts said that the discovery rate is based on two things. He even said that “The ASKAP telescope has had a broad field view of 30 square degrees which is a hundred times larger than the moon itself.”
The next challenge if the team is to pinpoint the bursts’ location on the sky.