Canada: Scientists at the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, (CHIME) picked up a mysterious radio burst from deep space. The signals were first detected 11 years ago but they were always after the fact, few in number, and quite random. The interesting aspect to this radio signal is that it was detected in "real time," the Independent reported. The most recent radio signal, named FRB 180725A, is unusual in that it's between 400 and 800 MHz. That makes it a deeper and lower signal than many others recorded.

Mysterious radio burst origin

The mysterious radio burst from deep space is tricky and the origin cannot be explained. The Metro noted that "whatever produced the signal...is likely to be extremely powerful." The MailOnline cited an astrophysics professor at the University of Nottingham, Christopher Conselice, as saying that they may be caused by "exploding stars, supernova, exotic stars like pulsars, magnetars, neutron stars or massive black holes [VIDEO] at the centre of distant galaxies." However, he noted that they could come from some type of "physical mechanism." If it is physical then we have no way of "understanding" it yet.

Is ET trying to contact us from deep space?

Could it be that our sci-fi movies are coming true and that ET is really trying to contact us from deep space? The signals were randomly noted in the past ten years or so, but the new facility in Canada managed to pin down one that is not so random and repeats itself. The signals cannot be likened to any source known on Earth, so ET cannot be ruled out. In 2011, a spokesperson at the Astrophysics Research Institute (Harvard Smithsonian), Avi Loeb, noted that because there is no conclusive proof that the radio bursts are not natural, that "An artificial origin is worth contemplating and checking."

Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, (CHIME)

CHIME is composed of multiple elongated reflectors, rather than round dishes. This allows for all the different input to be combined into one.

It's affordable thanks to the integrated use of modern-day cell-phone technology. Massive computer power then correlates all the data. It was specifically designed with the low and deep 400 to 800 frequencies in mind. The latest mysterious radio burst from deep space proves that scientists are onto something special and exciting in their field of astrophysics. CHIME's construction began in British Columbia, Canada in 2015 and two years later it was inaugurated in September 2017.