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China’s giant telescope picks up mysterious signals from outer space

More proof that we are not alone. A giant new radio telescope in China has detected mysterious radio signals deep in outer space.

Chinese astronomers have detected repeated fast radio bursts (FRB) believed to be sent from a source about 3 billion light years from Earth.

The radio signal blips are called “fast” because they are very short bursts, only several milliseconds in duration. FRBs are the brightest bursts known in the universe.

But most importantly: there is no reasonable explanation for the signal’s origin.

The signals were detected with the largest and most sensitive radio telescope ever built.

The new Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is located in southwest China’s Guizhou Province.

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