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More proof that we are not alone. A giant new radio telescope in China has detected mysterious radio signals deep in outer space.

Chinese astronomers have detected repeated fast radio bursts (FRB) believed to be sent from a source about 3 billion light years from Earth.

The radio signal blips are called "fast" because they are very short bursts, only several milliseconds in duration. FRBs are the brightest bursts known in the universe.

But most importantly: there is no reasonable explanation for the signal's origin.

The signals were detected with the largest and most sensitive radio telescope ever built.

The new Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is located in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

The FAST telescope was completed in September 2016 and is due to start regular operations this month.

Scientists are carefully cross-checking and processing the FRB radio bursts, according to researchers at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC).

Chinese scientists invited their counterparts in other countries to conduct more observations of the signals with their telescope facilities.

Astronomers from more than 10 countries and regions are making observation plans for China's FAST telescope in order to best apply the unprecedented power of the telescope, which goes beyond the capabilities of telescope arrays in the U.S.

Below is a scene from Jodie Foster's sci-fi movie Contact (1997), when giant telescope arrays in New Mexico first detected a mysterious radio signal from space.
 

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    OKAY ???

    Why are people so damn worried about what is going on with other life forms in outer space instead concentrating on HOW we can make this world a better place for all HUMAN beings to live on??
    Earth is going to Hell in a hand basket and folks worried about aliens ? https://media1.giphy.com/media/U79sZO1AFMp3DI0b0r/giphy.gif

  • Trey

    Contact is one of my favorite movies growing up. Is anyone going to see the new Brad Pitt movie "Ad Astra" where he plays an astronaut next week?

  • Trey

    Relax....the verified existence of aliens would be the most profound discovery in history....Earth is only going to hell in your eyes.

    You at up this morning at work, correct?

  • https://plus.google.com/112554936495871947070 Don’t touch my laptop!

    Or maybe they'll save us from paying taxes

  • @kabyeyou

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Jai

    Maybe search out other life when we have a good defense system in place in case they're advanced and not friendly. How about instead of seeking out life seek out planets that support conditions for human life and how to transport to them so when things go to shiz my great great grandkids can hop on spacecraft and go to Earth #3.

  • @kabyeyou

    Anyone who still believes we are the only intelligent life form in this universe is crazy, Shii we dont even know whats in our own ocean!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile it’s them lil damn Aliens? ? tryna send messages tew try and undermine us

  • Sushi

    Well the people on earth worry about what goes on in someone else back yard, well so does the NASA....LOL you are funty

  • Razy te chill

    Little noises can be anything but when ET yells out “phone home” call me...

  • Gloria

    The universe is 14 billion years old and there is still so much we do not know about it. And comparatively, humans have only been around about 200,000 years. Of course we are not the only intelligent life forms in existence. We barely even scratched the surface of this universe!

  • morenadelsur

    ??

  • The Chosen 1.

    i agree. just like God did not create man to be alone, he did not create us to be alone on this earth or in this universe either. the killer part about humans is that we train others, along with ourselves, to believe that if you can't see, touch, or hear it, it doesn't exist. i am here to say that that is an outright lie.

  • Ni Ni

    I didn't know he had a movie coming out; haven't seen it advertised.

  • WhoKnew

    Ask Dump. By his own admission of delusions of grand intelligence he knows everything. Those (FRBs) and short bursts are undoubtedly coming from his brain in the form of blah blah blah blah.

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/xYKfMuaUuWNfa/giphy.gif?cid=790b7611b306b6564dbf953c07372873bf3ae923337c0d77&rid=giphy.gif

  • Dowoop

    Why these ppl keep trying to let the universe know we exist.

  • Rayne

    I’m getting my can goods together. ????

  • Jethro

    Probably crickets in the lab.

  • WhoKnew

    Do you mean your bottled water and non-perishables?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I keep telling folks ^^this^^! Religious nuts def don't want to "entertain" the notion that we are NOT alone. If we aren't the only planet, why would we be the only forms of life in the universe? That makes no sense that we'd be the only ones.

  • CookieMobster

    We are dumb, arrogant and naive to think we are the only "folks" in this universe. Wether they have come here or not, I'm not sure. But they are def out there.

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    LOL! Already huh? ?

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Why can't they just be saying hi tho?? ???

  • Rayne

    Nope. Sardines, tuna and peppermint sticks? can’t be out here giving the aliens funk breath ??

  • ALLMINE?

    Yooooooo ???????????????????????

  • Carrington

    There are billions of galaxies out there, to assume that the only one that's inhabited is the one that houses planet earth is a little naïve. Now, they may not all have Halle Berry's, fried green tomatoes, or Love & Hippity Hoppity's... but life, for some of these places, could be what we consider bugs. Hell, they're still discovering species in the sea.

  • SaltineCrackers

    Is that the telescope China is using for their Telecom attacks on the US?

  • WhoKnew

    ???

  • SaltineCrackers

    ??????

  • ALLMINE?

    U better stop. U know u can't tell black folks a dam thing about their book..

  • ALLMINE?

    I wish they'd just show the fuck up..I'm tired. I'll go back with them.

  • ALLMINE?

    ????

  • ALLMINE?

    God? I'm not sure if the god theory exists with aliens..

  • ALLMINE?

    White folks.. naturally curious beings. Look at Animal Planet. Another reason why they've been runnin shit.

  • Elevated Soul

    There is so many things going on with the earth,just as there are many things going on with the sun.There are billions of planetary bodies,so no doubt there will be signals coming from them.

  • JALC

    Steven Hawking said before he died, if there is intelligent life out there, and he believed there were, we should not disturb it. He believed that the life force in other galaxies would be more advanced than our own.

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    Yasssss come blow this bish up aliens. Human beigns are trash and theres not even enough of us good folks to go around. Come end it

  • Vegas1989

    I have a earthquake kit and I was showing it to my sis n law to give her ideas to put a kit together along with a kit for the dogs...I opened the box and she saw my Candy and stuff...along with tuna, crackers, chicken Vienna sausages etc. She was like Chick-O Sticks...I was like Yep....I'm going to need something sweet as well...So I gotcha!

  • Rayne

    That’s my candy lol chick o sticks lmao

  • TheOwley

    We are quarantined Sandra, for being petty and violent.

  • TheOwley

    We are quarantined Sandra, for being petty and violent. We are prison planet for a reason.

  • Sircaput

    It is crazy how big the Universe is and most people haven't been out of their own State.

  • TheOwley

    Yes, our universe has billions of galaxies with billions of stars (suns) within each. These suns may have planets going around them. More mind-blowing is the idea of billions of universes. This is my fav video to illustrate.

    https://www (one dot) youtube (dot) com/watch?v=Zr7wNQw12l8.

  • Chapter29Chick

    Oh ? here comes the ?’s ??. I won’t be communicating with them nor will I be wearing a tin foil hat. Nope not me. I will be antisocial ?. Won’t have me floating in the air messing up my hair. H to the no!??They will get the hand and maybe a finger from me and my family.

  • Chapter29Chick

    A lady in church gave my baby some chicko sticks and my baby was showing out for the remainder of service. I was so embarrassed.

  • ann

    LMBO???I'm like could they please leave that ish alone until I fabricate my custom alien weaponry?! Can I finish my bunker before they make something out there angry?!?

  • Chapter29Chick

    ?? yeah 4 real

  • Elevated Soul

    I am one of those people who is so into this type of stuff! Thanks for the video link.Have you heard about C.E.R.N.

  • Chapter29Chick

    Alright y’all play with them ?’s if y’all want 2. They gone zap yah ?

  • Tiffany Blake

    They are worried because they want to Christopher Columbus the planet and "discover" it. They want to steal the land and help the creatures find Jesus! I mean, aliens need need salvation too(inserts sarcasm)!!!

  • TheOwley

    Oh yea, and the conspiracy theories that go with it. I do marvel at their crazy ceremonies and wonder what it means although I have an idea. What are they ushering into our world. The stuff is great.

  • Nik

    I saw a preview in the theater. In the movie his father is an astronaut who is in space up to no good, so Brad is sent to go up there and stop him. Or something like that.

  • Rayne

    Lol

  • Rayne

    That’s too cute ??

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • Karen Brady

    loll

  • Karen Brady

    move over chile.

  • Patricia

    those radio bursts are coming from somebodys radio right here on earth. why dont they provide the sound samples for the public to hear? bc they know they are full of sht. they fund huge $$$ for all this space exploration. theyre just frontin to get more $$$

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    I just watched and now I feel small af ????

  • Coffee1st

    Religious nuts def don't want to "entertain" the notion that we are NOT alone.
    ^^^
    Actually the "book" supports the contrary. Just not in the way it's portrayed in the movies.
    Carry on.

  • Coffee1st

    I think he had some grave concerns regarding C€RN as well.

  • B. Wynn

    We're dumb to think that we've even been to the moon.

  • ALLMINE?

    Na I can't ????????? ??

  • Rayne

    ???

  • LotusFlowerBombOne

    I've seen too many episodes of star trek where aliens put out the distress signal and end up taking over the ship...?

  • Elevated Soul

    LOL.....???

  • Elevated Soul

    Exactly....I saw an opening ceremony for CERN and I was like,"What in the Illuminati is this"! Some of the scientists at CERN say they have "seen things" from another dimension.The possibilities are endless when it comes to the unknown in the universe.

  • Logan Roberts

    Please leave the aliens alone, their not bothering nobody. Next the United States will be warring with them ?

  • TheOwley

    I love the end "a spectacular tapestry of wonder, the power of its creator must truly surpass human understanding." And that is just one universe. Imagine multiples of them. We ain't sh*t.