ESA satellite finds the source of a mysterious signal from deep space

Astronomers were the first to trace the connection between magnetars and fast radio bursts, the origin of which has not been reliably established. This is stated in an article on the website of the European Space Agency (ESA).

Scanners from one of the observatories observed the SGR 1935 + 2154 magnetar and found that it emitted not only ordinary X-rays but also radio waves. Thereafter, the Canadian radio telescope CHIME recorded a fast, high-power radio burst, with radio waves coming from SGR 1935 + 2154.

Having fixed the activity of the magnetar, scientists have found that it emitted not only ordinary X-rays but also radio waves.

We have never seen a magnetar emit radio waves that resemble a fast radio burst before.

Sandro Merechetti of the National Institute of Astrophysics in Milan, research author

This is, according to Merekhetti, the first observed connection between magnetars and fast radio bursts. This discovery will help scientists better understand the nature of these mysterious phenomena.

Recall that magnetars are a special class of neutron stars, which are associated with the most powerful and brightest explosions in the Universe. They have the strongest magnetic fields.