WA telescope detects 20 ‘fierce energy spikes’ beyond Milky Way. More Here;

RESEARCHERS using a radio telescope in WA have detected 20 mysterious, powerful wave signals known as “fast radio bursts” in the past year – almost double the number of unique signals detected worldwide since they were discovered in 2007.

The team also found the closest and brightest fast radio bursts ever detected, according to findings published in science journal Nature on Thursday.

“Using the new technology of the Australia Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, we’ve also proved that fast radio bursts are coming from the other side of the universe rather than from our own galactic neighbourhood,” said lead author Ryan Shannon from Swinburne University of Technology.

Source: WA telescope detects ‘fierce energy spikes’ beyond Milky Way | PerthNow