Breakthrough Listen Project a global astronomical initiative to find signs of intelligent life in universe has detected 15 fast radio bursts (FRBs) coming from a dwarf galaxy. The dwarf galaxy from where the FRBs are detected is at a distance of 3 million light years from earth.
The detection was made by using Green bank Telescope in West Virginia. With the addition of this latest detection, the total number of detections by this object have crossed to 150.
The current FRB has been emitted from FRB 121102. FRB 121102 was emitted for the first time in 2012 on 2nd of November. Then Two and eight bursts were detected in May 2015, June 2015 respectively. After such detections, it was theorize that this detected FRB might be a kind of energy source utilized by extra-terrestrial (ET) civilisations to provide power to the spacecrafts.
About Breakthrough Listen project:-
It is an initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe. This 100 million dollar project was started by famous cosmologist Stephen Hawkins and Yuri Milner(an Internet investor) in 2015. Its teams are spread all over the world to find signs of intelligent life in universe. It is a ten years project where around 1,000,000 stars near to earth will be surveyed by scanning whole galactic plane of milky way.
What are Fast radio bursts (FRBs)?
Fast radio bursts are brief, bright pulses of radio emission from distant but largely unknown sources. Reportedly, the FRB 121102 is the only one known to repeat these bursts: more than 150 high-energy bursts have been observed coming from the object, which was identified last year as a dwarf galaxy about 3 billion light years from Earth.