A group of Australian scientists registered three new rapid radio bursts using the Molonglo radio telescope, located 40 km from Canberra. Scientists also managed to confirm that they originate from distant space, and are not a consequence of the interference created by terrestrial devices, according to the website of Swinburne University of Technology.
The nature of rapid radio bursts is still unclear. The most incredible hypothesis is the signals of extraterrestrial civilization. The first rapid radio bursts were recorded by Parks CSIRO radio telescope about 10 years ago. These signals, coming from a very powerful source, last only a few milliseconds.
Fast radio bursts, received the designations 160317, 160410 and 160608, were detected during the 6-month period.
The radio telescope Molonglo occupies a huge area of 18 thousand square meters. M. It collects per day 1 thousand terabytes of data, which are analyzed by a special program to detect rapid radio bursts.
The signals detected by Molonglo radio telescope originated from different places in space. The scientists could not fix repeated radio bursts.