NASA detects mysterious signal 240 million light years away from Earth

Discussion in 'Locker Room' started by .d., Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Astronomers have detected a mysterious signal 240 million light years away from Earth, in the Perseus Cluster (top), one of the most massive objects in the Universe. The unidentified signal is a "spike of intensity at a very specific wavelength of X-ray light." Scientists don't know yet what is the origin.

    One of their theories is really interesting: It may be "produced by the decay of sterile neutrinos, a type of particle that has been proposed as a candidate for dark matter." According to Esra Bulbul, at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts:

    ''We know that the dark matter explanation is a long shot, but the pay-off would be huge if we're right. So we're going to keep testing this interpretation and see where it takes us.''

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  2. Nah. It is just the gray demons screwing around. Probably out partying the galaxies again. :pity:
  3. Explained, logic.
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  4. Has the "Wow!" signal finally resurfaced for the first time in nearly forty years? :hmm:

    (The answer to that is "No", btw. But this is interesting regardless.)
  5. where's that tin foil hat of mine?
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