Scientists have detected unexpected radio waves from an unknown object. They come from the center of the Milky Way. The power signal in question is different from anything previously studied.
It could be a matter of a pulsar
Information about this phenomenon was published in the magazine Astrophysical Journal. According to the lead author of this study, Zhiteng WangThe brightness of the object in question varies a lot depending on the signal that is on and then off visually at random. He went on to say: The strangest characteristic of this new signal is that it has very high polarization. This means that its light only oscillates in one direction, but that direction rotates with time.”. However, the camouflage remains around the object. According to the researchers, it could be a matter of a pulsar, a neutron star that rotates very rapidly on itself while reflecting electromagnetic radiation. It could also be a type of star that has massive solar flares. The object is named «ASKAP J173608.2-321635».
In terms of the signals emitted, they do not correspond to what astronomers expect from this type of star. To believe, co-author of the study, Tara MurphyAnd “This thing was unique in that it started invisible, became shiny, faded, and then reappeared. This behavior was unusual”.
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