|Manu||Date: Thursday, 27-January-2022, 6:55 PM | Message # 1|
|Mysterious energy source unlike anything astronomers have seen before|
by International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
A team mapping radio waves in the universe has discovered something unusual that releases a giant burst of energy three times an hour, and it's unlike anything astronomers have seen before.
The team that discovered it think it could be a neutron star or a white dwarf—collapsed cores of stars—with an ultra-powerful magnetic field. Spinning in space, the strange object sends out a beam of radiation that crosses Earth's line of sight, and for one minute in every 20, is one of the brightest radio sources in the sky.
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