Previously scientists have found that repeat burst times can vary from milliseconds to many days, and appear sporadically and clustered, without a regular pattern.
The radio bursts come in the cycle of the 16.35-day cycle; it also includes one or two Bursts an hour in a period of four days and goes for silence and comes back after 12 days. The CHIME/FRB researchers are publishing the details in a paper on the arXiv database.
Scientists have picked up on a unusual radio signal coming from outer space which seems to repeat in a noticeable pattern.More news: Barclays boss facing FCA investigation over ties to Epstein
But a new study which is conducted by an worldwide team of researchers which is led by a scientist at the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment Fast Radio Bursts Project in the parts of British Columbia has now detected a mysterious FRB which comes from a galaxy that is located nearly 500 million light-years away.
These oddly regular bursts were picked up by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, which looks specifically for fast radio bursts to determine their origin.More news: Bucks fall to Pacers, enter All-Star break with 46-8 record
This particular FRB is located in a star-forming region in a "nearby massive spiral galaxy". In a paper, the scientists described the repetition and pattern as "an important clue to the nature of this object". They have considered the orbital motion of a star or an object that may be acting as a companion in the outskirts of the galaxy. The authors of another paper, who consulted with the researchers who discovered the pattern, suggest the cause could be coming from a neutron star and early OB-type star binary system. A neutron star is the remnants of a supernova and is the smallest in the universe. Their diameters are comparable to the size of a city like Chicago or Atlanta, but they are incredibly dense, with masses bigger than that of our sun.
The powerful, high energy bursts are some of the most enigmatic phenomena in astronomy.
CNN said astronomers can use FRBs to better map how matter is distributed across the universe.More news: Coronavirus: China virus toll revised downward after deaths double-counted
Usually, individual radio bursts emit once and don't repeat but repeating fast radio bursts are known to send out short, energetic radio waves multiple times.