Radio signals detected from distant galaxy

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Astronomers last month reported detections of radio bursts from a far away galaxy.

Writing in the Astronomer's Telegram, scientists reported 15 fast radio bursts detected from a dwarf galaxy some 3 billion light years from our own. Scientists suggest the bursts may have come from a magnetar, which is a rotating neutron star with a strong magnetic field.

Researchers also speculate that the bursts may originate from alien laser technology used to propel and power spacecraft, like wind powers sails on a ship, according to a University of California, Berkeley news release. That theory is similar to Breakthrough Starshot, an initiative aimed at propelling nanocraft to Proxima Centauri with Earth-based lasers.

Whatever they came from, researchers say that those signals began travelling from their galaxy over 10 billion years ago, when ours wasn't even 2 billion years old.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Depiction of dwarf galaxy and Milky Way
2. Depiction of magnetar star
3. Depiction of laser technology similar and Breakthrough Starshot
4. Depiction of Alien radio signal

VOICEOVER (in English):

"Writing in the Astronomer's Telegram, scientists reported 15 fast radio bursts detected from a dwarf galaxy some 3 billion light years from our own."

"Scientists suggest the bursts may have come from a magnetar, which is a rotating neutron star with a strong magnetic field."

"Researchers also speculate that the bursts may originate from alien laser technology used to propel and power spacecraft, like wind powers sails on a ship ."

"That theory is similar to Breakthrough Starshot, an initiative aimed at propelling nanocraft to Proxima Centauri with Earth-based lasers."

"Whatever they came from, researchers say that those signals began travelling from their galaxy over 10 billion years ago, when ours wasn't even 2 billion years old."

SOURCES: The Astronomer's Telegram, UC Berkeley, Geek Wire
http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=10675
http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/08/30/distant-galaxy-sends-out-15-high-energy-radio-bursts/
https://www.geekwire.com/2017/alien-hunting-breakthrough-listen-project-tracks-strange-series-15-radio-bursts/