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Mysterious radio waves emitted from nearby galaxy
New Scientist ^ | April 14th, 2010

Posted on 04/14/2010 2:55:48 PM PDT by TaraP

There is something strange in the cosmic neighbourhood. An unknown object in the nearby galaxy M82 has started sending out radio waves, and the emission does not look like anything seen anywhere in the universe before.

"We don't know what it is," says co-discoverer Tom Muxlow of Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics near Macclesfield, UK.

The thing appeared in May last year, while Muxlow and his colleagues were monitoring an unrelated stellar explosion in M82 using the MERLIN network of radio telescopes in the UK. A bright spot of radio emission emerged over only a few days, quite rapidly in astronomical terms. Since then it has done very little except baffle astrophysicists.

It certainly does not fit the pattern of radio emissions from supernovae: they usually get brighter over a few weeks and then fade away over months, with the spectrum of the radiation changing all the while. The new source has hardly changed in brightness over the course of a year, and its spectrum is steady.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; catastrophism; haltonarp; m82; quasar; radiowave; stringtheory; xplanets
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1 posted on 04/14/2010 2:55:49 PM PDT by TaraP
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Something in there is producing an unusually regular radio signal (Image: NASA/ESA/STScI/AURA)
2 posted on 04/14/2010 2:57:12 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP

If they come with a cookbook, dont say I didnt warn everyone.


3 posted on 04/14/2010 3:00:07 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: TaraP

“Send more Chuck Berry”


4 posted on 04/14/2010 3:00:21 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: F15Eagle

LOL, beat me to it.


5 posted on 04/14/2010 3:01:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TaraP

“BE SURE TO DRINK YOUR OVALTINE”


6 posted on 04/14/2010 3:02:46 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: JRios1968

A crummy commercial?


7 posted on 04/14/2010 3:03:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TaraP

Mother Ship trying to signal Pelosi.


8 posted on 04/14/2010 3:04:04 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Yorlik803
They're already here...



:)
9 posted on 04/14/2010 3:04:11 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: TaraP; KevinDavis; SunkenCiv

Its obviously not aliens. This is some natural thing they have never seen.


10 posted on 04/14/2010 3:04:15 PM PDT by GeronL (Entitlement Zombies will become real zombies when the money runs out)
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To: TaraP

Message...Top Priority: Barrack, Nancy and Harry meet at designated exit point on April 15th. The mission has been accomplished. Welcome home comrades!

PS: No room for the bow legged one. Maybe next time. Zulu out.


11 posted on 04/14/2010 3:04:23 PM PDT by mmanager (I'm not racist, I don't like the white half of him either.)
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To: JRios1968

It’s a FAX of Zero’s long form birth certificate!


12 posted on 04/14/2010 3:04:23 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: dfwgator
..from outer space , no less!
13 posted on 04/14/2010 3:04:28 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: TaraP

Of course it if’s right-wing talk radio, the government will immediately send a probe to shut it down.


14 posted on 04/14/2010 3:05:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

hehehe - couldn’t find a YouTube video to back it up though, lol


15 posted on 04/14/2010 3:06:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: TaraP

Air America found a home?


16 posted on 04/14/2010 3:06:41 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: TaraP

“To prevent war, the galaxy is on Orion’s belt.”


17 posted on 04/14/2010 3:06:42 PM PDT by CholeraJoe ("And the pony looked a little bored...")
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To: TaraP

Send me any requests, earthlings.

18 posted on 04/14/2010 3:06:45 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SparkyBass

Yikes, now that is creepy


19 posted on 04/14/2010 3:06:59 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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20 posted on 04/14/2010 3:07:35 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: TaraP

Hey Ken, what’s the frequency?


21 posted on 04/14/2010 3:07:39 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: SparkyBass

LOL....The head Cookmaster!


22 posted on 04/14/2010 3:07:58 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP

who killed j.r.?


23 posted on 04/14/2010 3:09:31 PM PDT by screaming eagle2 (No matter what you call it,a pre-owned automobile is STILL A USED CAR!!!)
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To: TaraP

There Rush goes, adding more affiliates.:)


24 posted on 04/14/2010 3:09:34 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truthers to the Left of me, Birthers (pretending to be) to the Right of me!)
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To: Titus-Maximus; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono
Some nice interplanetary music, I tell you!


25 posted on 04/14/2010 3:10:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: colorado tanker

Eh, I don’t want to hear martian music. I finally saw Close Encounters. The whole movie ends with an early disco rave in the desert.


26 posted on 04/14/2010 3:11:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: TaraP

Hmmm, the source of Rove’s earthquake machine. Sure been active this year.


27 posted on 04/14/2010 3:11:24 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: All
Every Black Hole Contains Another Universe? And our universe may sit in another universe's black hole, equations predict.
28 posted on 04/14/2010 3:11:57 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP
Re-runs of Giligan's Island.

"Those poor, poor people . . . "

29 posted on 04/14/2010 3:13:49 PM PDT by jeffc (I now live in National Socialist America)
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To: TaraP

30 posted on 04/14/2010 3:14:19 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afganistan and Iraq))
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To: a fool in paradise
Rumor is they come back to rave each year.


31 posted on 04/14/2010 3:15:15 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: TaraP; onyx; SoCalPol
"We endorse Ron Paul, he is one of us."

:-)

32 posted on 04/14/2010 3:17:23 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: TaraP
An unknown object in the nearby galaxy M82 has started sending out radio waves, and the emission does not look like anything seen anywhere in the universe before.

Actually, it began doing this at least 12M years ago. We're just getting the news.

33 posted on 04/14/2010 3:18:14 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: jeffc

Ah, yes, the ‘historical documents’.


34 posted on 04/14/2010 3:18:24 PM PDT by HGSW0904
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To: Lakeshark
ROTFLMAO!

Put down the ____.

35 posted on 04/14/2010 3:19:53 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: TaraP
Better get a copy of Indian Love Call.
36 posted on 04/14/2010 3:22:54 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: TaraP

It’s massive, it’s emitting signals, it’s moving fast....

Barack Obama’s ego?


37 posted on 04/14/2010 3:27:47 PM PDT by Bullish (Light skinned with no negro dialect (unless I want one))
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To: TaraP

Obama had asked his birth hospital to fax his long form birth certificate.


38 posted on 04/14/2010 3:27:47 PM PDT by Sefton (Marxism>Leninism>Stalinism>Trotskism>Maoism>Obamaism)
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To: TaraP

bflr


39 posted on 04/14/2010 3:28:53 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: TaraP

NASA is trying to figure out how this figures into their “Green” mandate.


40 posted on 04/14/2010 3:32:48 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: TaraP

“SEND MORE CHUCK BERRY”


41 posted on 04/14/2010 3:34:23 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama: Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg)
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To: SparkyBass

LMAO........YOU owe me a new screen and keyboard, damn you.....


42 posted on 04/14/2010 3:35:16 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: TaraP

Obama’s mentor???


43 posted on 04/14/2010 3:35:34 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Sherman Logan
"Actually, it began doing this at least 12M years ago. We're just getting the news."

Wow. Talk about being proactive.....

44 posted on 04/14/2010 3:38:01 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Yorlik803

It is the Mothership at last.


45 posted on 04/14/2010 3:38:33 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: TaraP

“(((( Palin 2012 ))))”


46 posted on 04/14/2010 3:39:40 PM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: Tallguy
"NASA is trying to figure out how this figures into their “Green” mandate."

Yeah, but what about his "give our space technology to Islamic countries" mandate?

47 posted on 04/14/2010 3:39:46 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: screaminsunshine

Jus some Ham running California Killowatt.


48 posted on 04/14/2010 3:44:04 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: TaraP

bflr


49 posted on 04/14/2010 3:44:27 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: TaraP

Mysterious radio waves emitted from nearby galaxy
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Obummer dispatches ACORN in Russian space vehicle to make sure it gets counted in census as a cluster of nebulous Democrats.


50 posted on 04/14/2010 3:48:22 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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