Scientists have detected the first reliable radio signal pattern in space … The transmission broadcasts from a galaxy half a billion light years away. Can radio astronomy catch up and solve the mystery?
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The Breakthrough Listen Initiative today (Friday, Feb. 14) released data from the most comprehensive survey yet of radio emissions from the plane of the Milky Way galaxy and the region around its central black hole, and it is inviting the public to search the data for signals from intelligent civilizations.(more…)
Recently, the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) confirmed the detection of a repeating fast radio burst (FRB). The super-sensitive GBT was able to confirm that the radio burst from FRB 171019, initially detected by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope, did repeat.
This detection lends credence to the theory that almost all fast radio bursts repeat, just very, very quietly.
Read more about this on the American Astronomical Society (AAS) website.
Two Wheeling Middle School astronomy students reached for the stars two years ago to learn about pulsars, and this month they presented the results of their research to the world’s scientific community in Honolulu.
By the time this newsletter reaches publication, we will have entered into the 2020’s, and will likewise have marked the 6th decade of radio astronomy and education programs here in Green Bank, West Virginia.Read the Newsletter