New, Fast Radio Burst Detected

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  1. Dryson

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    An investigation into one of the current great mysteries of astronomy has come to the fore thanks to a four-year observing campaign conducted at the Jodrell Bank Observatory.

    Using the long-term monitoring capabilities of the iconic Lovell Telescope, an international team led by Jodrell Bank astronomers has been studying an object known as a repeating Fast Radio Burst (FRB), which emits very short duration bright radio pulses.

    Using the 32 bursts discovered during the campaign, in conjunction with data from previously published observations, the team has discovered that emission from the FRB known as 121102 follows a cyclic pattern, with radio bursts observed in a window lasting approximately 90 days followed by a silent period of 67 days. The same behaviour then repeats every 157 days.


    If the signal repeats every 157 days and light covers approximately 6 trillion miles a day at the speed of light, then the object generating the FRB would be approximately 942 trillion miles or 10,133,847.7673933897 AU or 160.24154291190251342 light years from Earth.
    With a window of 90 days, the FRB would have travlled 540,000,000,000,000‬ miles at the speed of light, 5,809,212.0959579944611 AU or 91.858209312555587189 light years
    The object creating the FRB would line along the same approximate plane that WASP-8 does at 160 light years at its farthest distance from Earth and between HR 2622 and BD+56 1954 at its closest distance to Earth.

    Possibly Dark Matter hitting a black hole, black hole and a neutron star colliding or a dead star orbiting a black hole. If the object is a black hole then there would be the obvious bending of light around the black hole that should be very noticeable at around 92 to 162 light years from Earth.
    If the object is a black hole, then perhaps the mysterious tug on the outer planets thought to be the result of Planet X has been solved.

    The object must be tidally locked into its rotational axis to generate the FRB at the same time, every time. A black hole would cause varied disruptions in the FRB as it was consumed by the black hole. varied disruptions means that the FRB would be detected more or less within the 157 day time frame and would not remain consistent.

    It's doubtful that the object is circling a black hole as its ellipitcal path around the central object is too great. The object wouldn't have enough escape velocity to maintain the elliptical path but would in fact shrink due to the black holes gravity pulling the object towards the event horizon each time that it completed a 157 day cycle.

    Maybe its a wormhole.

    If the object is a black hole causing the FRB, wouldn't it be kinda scary to know that a black hole exists less than 100 light years from Earth, lol?
     
  2. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    No. Why would it?

    And nothing above proves they originate 157 light days from Earth. They could simply be repeated 157 days from wherever they originated, even from outside the Milky Way.
     
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  4. Silvercrest

    Silvercrest Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    You may need to explain how this is possible, starting with the fact that it isn't.
     
  5. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    The math in the first post is not good.
     
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    Asbo Zaprudder Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I never trust the mathematics or logic of anything that quotes so many decimal places for no good reason.
     
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    Everyone needs to know the distance between galaxies to the nearest Angstrom. Otherwise no one will start the trip.
     
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    'Q' Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Poster doesn't realise if the Sun was replaced by a black hole of the same mass the Earth would be fine...apart from the frost due to the 0.02 mW of heat generated by Hawking radiation.
     
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  9. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It's like flogging a dead horse trying to point out the flaws as the posts are strictly write-only.
     
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