A group of astronomers discovered the origin of a strange rapid burst of radio considered supposed extraterrestrial signals.
Although this ephemeral bombardment lasted many milliseconds, they managed to trace the origin of the radio wave burst: a galaxy some 4000 million light years away, in the constellation Grus, the crane.
The FRB is a very short vacation that occurs somewhere outside the Milky Way.
“Locations are fundamental,” says Keith Bannister of CSIRO, the Australian national research agency, which has reported its discovery in the journal Science.
However, for now this new observation has only increased the mystery.
“I do not know if we are closer to resolving what the FRB are, but this is about a more complete idea,” says Emily Petroff, of the University of Amsterdam, one of the leading radio experts.