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More info on that Signal from space


Sep 16, 2013
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This was the intitial article:

Did scientists just pick up first intelligent radio waves from distant alien planet? - Art Bell

Our member, PlasmonPolariton sent this to me via PM and wanted to share with everyone. It's additional info he found today and has sent on to Art.

Here is some new info on the multiple radio bursts

Fast Radio Bursts Mystify Experts — for Now

Fast Radio Bursts Mystify Experts — for Now
Astronomers are closing in on the origins of baffling radio flashes from deep space

By Lee Billings | December 2, 2015
An artist's rendition of a fast radio burst

This artist's impression of a fast radio burst (FRB) reaching Earth illustrates the telltale smearing of radio waves that indicates the FRB's long journey through deep space. The colors represent different radio wavelengths, with longer (red) wavelengths arriving after shorter (blue) ones. This effect occurs when radio waves travel through plasma-rich regions of interstellar and intergalactic space.

Credit: Jingchuan Yu, Beijing Planetarium
What shines brighter than the Sun, appears for only a split second and lights up Earth’s skies thousands of times each day?

If you’re stumped, don’t worry—experts are too. For nearly a decade, astrophysicists have been struggling to explain perplexing millisecond chirps of radio waves pinging through the heavens. Now, several new studies are bringing researchers closer to solving the mystery by narrowing the search for the radio flashes’ origins to youthful stellar outbursts in distant galaxies.


Dense magnetized plasma associated with a fast radio burst
• Kiyoshi Masui
• Hsiu-Hsien Lin
• Jonathan Sievers
• Christopher J. Anderson
• Tzu-Ching Chang
• Xuelei Chen
• Apratim Ganguly
• Miranda Jarvis
• Cheng-Yu Kuo
• Yi-Chao Li
• Yu-Wei Liao
• Maura McLaughlin
• Ue-Li Pen
• Jeffrey B. Peterson
• Alexander Roman
• Peter T. Timbie
• Tabitha Voytek
• Jaswant K. Yadav
• Affiliations
• Contributions
• Corresponding author
Nature (2015)

Received 09 July 2015
Accepted 25 September 2015
Published online 02 December 2015

Fast radio bursts are bright, unresolved, non-repeating, broadband, millisecond flashes, found primarily at high Galactic latitudes, with dispersion measures much larger than expected for a Galactic source1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. The inferred all-sky burst rate8 is comparable to the core-collapse supernova rate9 out to redshift 0.5. If the observed dispersion measures are assumed to be dominated by the intergalactic medium, the sources are at cosmological distances with redshifts of 0.2 to 1 (refs 10 and 11). These parameters are consistent with a wide range of source models12,13, 14, 15, 16, 17. One fast burst6 revealed circular polarization of the radio emission, but no linear polarization was detected, and hence no Faraday rotation measure could be determined. Here we report the examination of archival data revealing Faraday rotation in the fast radio burst FRB 110523. Its radio flux and dispersion measure are consistent with values from previously reported bursts and, accounting for a Galactic contribution to the dispersion and using a model of intergalactic electron density10, we place the source at a maximum redshift of 0.5. The burst has a much higher rotation measure than expected for this line of sight through the Milky Way and the intergalactic medium, indicating magnetization in the vicinity of the source itself or within a host galaxy. The pulse was scattered by two distinct plasma screens during propagation, which requires either a dense nebula associated with the source or a location within the central region of its host galaxy. The detection in this instance of magnetization and scattering that are both local to the source favours models involving young stellar populations such as magnetars over models involving the mergers of older neutron stars, which are more likely to be located in low-density regions of the host galaxy.

Hope this helps MITD

So Art; Is this a QSO with a Red-shift?
When deciphered will the message turn out to be the best QSL card ever?
If so, then be sure to show that QSL card to the Nobel Prize Committee.

With Best Regards,
from the Midnight Fans
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