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RE: [ufodiscussion] Powerful Radio Pulses Puzzle Astronomers

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  • Jahnets
    I read this earlier...Have the people at SETI fainted yet??? ha ha ... From: Light Eye [mailto:universal_heartbeat2012@yahoo.no] Sent: Wednesday, March 02,
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 2, 2005
      I read this earlier...Have the people at SETI fainted yet??? ha ha

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      From: Light Eye [mailto:universal_heartbeat2012@...]
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      Subject: [ufodiscussion] Powerful Radio Pulses Puzzle Astronomers

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      Powerful radio pulses puzzle astronomers
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      document.write('');// -->A mystery object near the centre of our galaxy is
      sending out powerful pulses of radio waves. It is unlike any known source.

      A team of astronomers led by Scott Hyman of Sweet Briar College, Virginia,
      US, detected the mysterious source using the Very Large Array radio
      telescope in New Mexico.

      The pulses are coming from a spot just to one side of the galactic centre.
      Each pulse lasts about 10 minutes, and they repeat regularly every 77
      minutes. If, as the researchers think, the source is near the centre of the
      Milky Way, it would be one of the most powerful emitters in the galaxy. The
      shape and timing of the pulses rules out most known sources, such as radio

      The object could be a magnetar - a neutron star with an ultra-strong
      magnetic field. "Magnetars store plenty of energy to power the observed
      outbursts," says Hyman. Or it may be something entirely new. To find out
      more, the team is studying it using the Green Bank radio telescope in West
      Virginia, and hopes to use NASA's Chandra space telescope to see if it is
      also spitting out X-rays.

      Journal reference: Nature (vol 434, p 50)

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