Now this is a story any broadcaster can get behind!
Astronomers have recorded more than a dozen new radio waves coming from far outside the Milky Way Galaxy.
The radio flashes only last a millisecond and rapid bursts themselves are not rare in space.
This is only the second one that has been found to repeat, coming from the same location as the first one recorded.
So, potentially, we could be receiving traffic or weather updates that all the other alien broadcasters are doing everyday!
Or… perhaps the bursts originated in some dense clump of matter or gas, such as the remains of an exploded star. Or maybe they arose near the black holes at the hearts of distant galaxies, said Cherry Ng of the University of Toronto, who added that the burst had to have come from “some special place.”
So thankfully we don’t live near that “special place.”