A Cosmic Burst Repeats, Deepening a Mystery

April 18th, 2017

Via: Quanta:

To nearly everybody’s surprise, as reported in January in the journal Nature, the bursts originated in a small “dwarf irregular” galaxy, one about a gigaparsec (just over 3 billion light years) away. This made the strength of the signal and its frequent repetitions even more astonishing. “If you’re detecting a bright flash from a gigaparsec, there’s an awful lot of energy associated with it,” Chatterjee said. “The more energy you associate with each event, the harder it gets to explain the repetition. Basically, what’s recharging the battery so quickly?”

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5 Responses to “A Cosmic Burst Repeats, Deepening a Mystery”

  1. Eileen Says:

    One of my favorite movies is “Contact.” And this is what this article reminds me of. Go watch it. Incredible.
    Entities trying to make contact with “others” through radio signals.
    The audio array in New Mexico, re the movie “Contact” , is informally called “Hains Train,” I knew Hain, (Hain Hvatum) and I rode many a mile with him on my bike. Climbing the mountains around Charlottesville, Va. along with many other radio astronomers who were also listening for noise from the universe.
    Kudos to the people who are “listening” to the signals from other planets. I can’t think of anything more exciting to the human existence than the we can hear, and possibly hear and potentially understand potential contact from another world. OMG.

  2. Eileen Says:

    Sorry for my typos Just got ahead of myself. E

  3. NH Says:

    The astrophysicist Shami Chatterjee at Cornell whom this story focuses on, has someone who is probably a mentor for him there, Dr Martin Harwit, and he is quoted in the following linked article. The article is posted on the website of Dr Wal Thornhill in Australia, who has an immense amount of information regarding Electric Universe Theory in his archives which go back 20 years.

    “Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the growth in our understanding of the universe is that we understand anything at all.”
    – Martin Harwit, from a talk given at the American Physical Society’s meeting in Philadelphia in April 2003. Harwit is an emeritus professor of astronomy at Cornell University and a former director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.


    Electromagnetic forces dominate our Universe, but for the most part the astrophysicists who are most deeply involved in putting together our understanding of it, have very limited training in electrical theory. Electrical engineers must be more included as part of a multi-disciplinary team, in order for us to begin to correct all the errors that have built up in astrophysics over the last 100 years, caused by focusing almost exclusively on gravity to explain everything.

    To a certain extent it’s been happening, with the electrical engineers being one of the main driving forces behind the acceptance of the Plasma Cosmology model over the last 50 years. Understanding that all of space is filled with conductive plasma is the first step. Notable scientists of various disciplines who have made great contributions:

    Hannes Alfven—Nobel prize winner
    Anthony Peratt—plasma physicist
    Kristian Birkeland —Norwegian scientist
    Ralph Juergens—Engineer “Electric Sun” pioneer
    Wal Thornhill—physicist http://www.holoscience.com/wp/ https://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/
    Dave Scott—Retired professor of engineering Electric sun: http://electric-cosmos.org/indexOLD.htm Transistor effect in stars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c-OdpleMzI&feature=youtu.be

    A different take on fast radio bursts:

    Bottom line for consideration: Massive current flows through space, stars are electrically powered from outside, red shift is used in a way that gives false distance estimates and dark matter/dark energy was a desperate attempt to prop up a failing cosmological model.

  4. pookie Says:

    Thank you for the links, NH.

  5. NH Says:

    Your welcome Pookie–many thanks to you for all the support given to Kevin and his efforts here at Cryptogon–what an education it’s been over the last 12+ years.

    There’s also a guy–reformed attorney/found something better to do–who has been exploring for 5 years now how many of the large-scale phenomena we experience on earth(weather, earthquakes, volcanism)are driven in large part by the electromagnetic effects of our Sun. He does a daily video update on the state of our Sun and many other interesting topics.


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