Canada's new radio telescope has picked up a mysterious signal from deep in space with a frequency so low, it's never been detected before.
Known as FRBs (or Fast Radio Bursts), the signals arrive with great force but last only a short amount of time, according to a report from The Independent highlighting the discovery.
The pulse's fast, low frequency suggests that the blast was extremely bright and originated from an insanely powerful source somewhere in the cosmos.
FRB signals were first observed in the year of 2001 with help of pulsar survey of the Magellanic Clouds but scientists and researchers didn't mention them until 2007 in their studies and discoveries. The signal lasted for only fractions of a second, but he was recognized by radio waves with the lowest frequency ever recorded by scientists.
There was a Fast Radio Burst called FRB 121102, which was heard many times in the past years.
Researchers found the recent FRB, dubbed FRB 180725A by using new highly sensitive radio telescope, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME).
The reason this FRB, named FRB 180725A, was so special?
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The latest mystery signal was detected by CHIME, a state-of-the-art radio telescope that looks like a skateboarder's half-pipe in the mountains of British Columbia.
The question that remains is uncovering where these signals have come from, with many possible theories being thrown into the mix.
Scientists can not yet identify the process which produces the short and sharp radio wave bursts, which means we can not rule out the possibility they were made by aliens.
However, Christopher Conselice, an astrophysics professor from the University of Nottingham, points out to Daily Mail that FRBs likely occur much more regularly than Earth is able to detect, adding that thousands could be making its way to the planet every day.
Due to the unknown origins of FRBs, it has attracted the curiosity and scrutiny of alien hunters.
Whatever it is - black holes colliding, a star exploding, or just some aliens having a really loud party - we'll probably have to wait a long, long time before science can say for certain.
"FRBs detected by astronomers here on Earth come from incredibly long distances, located so far off in space that we can't even see what might be creating them", according to author Mike Wehner.