Australian Astronomers have picked up an alien radio signal from deep space for the first time ever. The radio signal was discovered last year on the 15th of May, 2014 but was reported to public now. The source of the signal is unknown and hence considered alien, the reason these signals stand out is because they were bright flashes of radio that emit as much energy in a few milliseconds as the sun does in 24 hours. Similar radio bursts were also received in 2007 and more were found upon inspection of older archives.
Although this might be a time for UFO hunters and Alien enthusiasts to get excited, Doctoral student Emily Petroff who is working on analyzes the data received from the unknown source has said “We’re confident that they’re coming from natural sources, that is to say it’s probably not aliens, but we haven’t solved the case completely. The two most promising theories at the moment are that these bursts could be produced either by a star producing a highly energetic flare, or from a neutron star collapsing to make a black hole. Both of these things would be from sources in far-away galaxies just reaching us from billions of light years away.”
While the source of the radio bursts remains unknown till date, it opens up a window of several possible theories as to where the signal was originating. The late reporting of the incident also brings up alot of doubt as to why the incident wasn’t reported to the public during the time it happened. The staff at the Parkes Telescope who stumbled upon the signal say that the only way to hone in on the signal source is to now wait for another occurrence like the one that happened in May and even then the odds of tracking it to its source our very low.
Source: Fox News