The low frequency fast radio burst (FRB) lasted a matter of milliseconds, but researchers claim that the signal is the first radio emission received from across the universe with a frequency below 700 MHz - the lowest frequency FRB ever recorded, according to the MailOnline.
A new bulletin from The Astronomer's Telegram reported that the brand new radio telescope detected a Fast Radio Burst (FRB).
Located in British Columbia CHIME radio telescope (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) is looking for signals passing through the vacuum of space.
Over the past few years, there has been an FRB called 121102 that was heard multiple times and astronomers know it's the same one because it originates from the exact point in space every time.More news: J. Dillashaw makes fast work of Cody Garbrandt in hyped bantamweight rematch
The baffling radio burst detected by the Canadian radio telescope is a unique FRB signal, given the fact that its frequency is only 580 MHz.
While they are radio signals, FRBs don't hold any information that astronomers or researchers have been able to tap.
"Additional FRBs have been found since FRB 180725A and some have flux at frequencies as low as 400 MHz". The FRB was detected by CHIME's expansive, four 100-meter-long U-shaped cylinders.
"These events have occurred during both the day and night and their arrival times are not correlated with known on-site activities or other known sources of terrestrial RFI (radio frequency interference)".More news: Iran starts naval drill in Persian Gulf
The question that remains is uncovering where these signals have come from, with many possible theories being thrown into the mix. Christopher Conselice, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Nottingham told Daily Mail, this discovery could help to pave the way for a greater understanding of what causes FRBs. Most often, the telescopes don't hear anything unusual, but sometimes some unexplained signal breaks through the noise, and this is what happened the 25th of July.
Scientists also believe that whatever produced the signal tends to be an extremely powerful extraterrestrial being.
'They could be caused by exploding stars, supernova, exotic stars like pulsars, magnetars, neutron stars or massive black holes at the centre of distant galaxies. FRB, was by astronomers here on Earth are incredibly large distances from sources located so far away in space that we can't even see them.More news: Korea sizzles at record 40.7 deg C, East Asia News & Top Stories