Liputan6.com, Jakarta – From time to time, telescopes of astronomical observers capture the secret. The flash of light, as well as the radio waves up to half a billion suns, blasted into an explosion that lasts only a few milliseconds.
Now, for the first time, astrologers followed one of the fast radio bands (Fast Radio Burst or FRB) to the source.
"This is a big breakthrough that was expected since astronomers discovered FBR in 2007," said scientist Keith Bannister of the Australian CSIRO Scientific Research Institute, as reported in the report. Science of Warning, Sunday (June 30, 2015).
The signal is called FRB 180924 and is believed to originate from the dawn of the Galaxy Milky Way, about 3.6 billion light years from Earth.
This is just another fast radio burst that has been traced to the center of his appearance. The first FRB, named FRB 121102, is a special case because it has repeatedly exploded.
The repetition prompted experts to uncover the cause and found it in the star of a dwarf galaxy region that is far more than 3 billion light years from Earth.
But a one-off explosion exploded in the sky without any warning, which made it impossible to predict and very difficult to follow.
However, that is what it is supposedly achieved by a team of international astronomers, using a variety of sophisticated radio antennas called the Australian Quaternary Pathfinder Array (ASKAP).
Taking 10 trillion "raw" measurements per second in the sky, ASKAP can detect more FRB than before.
However, FRB is usually found when astrologers identify these waves through weekly surveys of related data, seeking one measurement among billions of rapha. This time the research team managed to catch it in action.
"For about a third of a second, we realized we had a quick radio explosion that just passed through the telescope, so we took and saved the last three seconds of data that passed through ASKAP – about 3 billion measurements," said astronomer Adam Deller of the Swinburne University.
"It allows us to repeat the discovery over and over again as much as we need."