Astronomers from the University of Manchester have announced a very intriguing discovery. The astronomers have announced that they have picked up some mysterious radio signals that emanated approximately 11 billion light years away from the earth. The scientists have so far been unable to determine where these radio signals originated and are currently going over their data.
So far, the astronomers say that these radio signals are not coming from an Earth-based source. The brightness and distance from our planet lead scientists to believe that the radio signals originate from space distances when the universe was only half of its current age. The scientists also report that the energetics of the radio signals lead them to believe that the radio waves are coming from an intense astrophysical event.
The scientists believe that these astrophysical events are associated with relativistic objects such as neutron stars or black holes. Scientific data so far suggests intensive events releasing huge amounts of energy or having a huge mass as a starting point for the radio bursts. The radio bursts last only a few milliseconds and the most distant one identified by the scientists was approximately 11 billion light years from the Earth. The radio signals were discovered using the CSIRO Parkes 64-meter radio telescope in Australia.