Scientists have discovered something in space that explodes three times an hour. The object is relatively close to Earth at a distance of about 4,000 light-years and is nothing like what astronomers have seen before.
The research said-
“It simply came to our notice then.
“It was totally unexpected. It was scary for an astronomer because there is no known thing in the sky that does that. And it’s really close to us – about 4,000 light years away. It’s the back of our galaxy.” in.”
This object is spinning so fast that three times every hour the rays of radiation shine towards the earth. For one in every twenty minutes, it is the most important source of radio in the sky.
I am a student Curtin University Tyrone O’Doherty was the first to see the object using the Murchison Widefield Array or MWA telescope in Outback, Western Australia. Since its discovery, it has puzzled any astronomer who has studied it.
Mr O’Dwyerty said:
“It’s exciting that the source I identified last year turned out to be such a weird thing.”
“MWA’s wide field of view and extreme sensitivity are perfect for surveying the entire sky and detecting the unexpected.”
There are many different things in space that are on and off. These objects are made “temporary” and are usually the result of a star’s death or the remnants of a star’s death.
Things that work so fast, like a neutron star, are called pulsars. It can flash on and off in just milliseconds. Other transitions can turn on and off in a few days, as is the case with supernovae.
This newly discovered object lies somewhere in the middle, which is considered very unusual.
Another mysterious feature of this newly discovered object is that it is incredibly bright but smaller than our own sun. It also emits polarized waves, indicating that its magnetic field is extremely strong.
Scientists usually associate these properties with objects like magnets. If so, it would be the first discovery of its kind.
“It’s a kind of slow-moving neutron star that is theoretically predicted to exist,” said Dr. Hurley Walker.
“But no one expected to find out directly because we didn’t expect them to be so bright.
“Somehow it is converting magnetic energy into radio waves more efficiently than we have seen before.”