Fast radio storms (FRBs) are an anomaly for astronomers,media BGR reported. We have been able to detect powerful radio explosions from far away spaces, but no one really knows what caused them. Most FRBs seem to occur only once, while others recur at unpredictable intervals.
The fast radio storm, known as FRB 121102, is known for its reoccurrence, and researchers have been studying it for some time. Now, a new repetitive rapid radio storm has appeared on scientists’ radar, not far from our own Milky Way galaxy.
The new repeat rapid radio storm is called 180916. J0158 s 65. It is traced back to a galaxy about a billion light-years from Earth. This may sound remote, but it’s actually only a small fraction of the distance that other FRBs track. Its findings are the subject of a new paper published in the journal Nature.
Mohit Bhardwaj, one of the study’s co-authors, said in a statement: “This FRB is one of the fast radio storms ever found from the closest galaxy, and we even speculate that it may be a more conventional object from the periphery of our Milky Way.” However, observations show that it is located in a relatively close galaxy, and it is still a puzzling FRB, but is close enough to be studied using many other telescopes. “