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Astronomers have discovered a mysterious radio signal from an unknown source

Astronomers from Australia have detected a strange radio signal, and no one knows what it might be.

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The mysterious signal, which was discovered during observations of the spiral galaxy known as NGC 2082, was reported by a team of astronomers led by Joel Balzan from the University of Western Sydney.

It appeared as a powerful point radio source in data from the Australian Square Kilometer Array (ASKAP), the Australian Compact Telescope (ATCA) and the Parkes radio telescope.

The observable galaxy is 66 million light-years away and is about 33,000 light-years across.

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“We present observations of the radio continuum of NGC 2082 using the ASKAP, ATCA and Parkes telescopes in the range from 888 MHz to 9000 MHz,” the researchers write in a paper on the discovery.

“About 20 arcs from the center of this nearby spiral galaxy, we detected a bright and compact radio source J054149.24-641813.7 of unknown origin.”

Although the nature and origin of the mysterious radio source remain unknown, it is important not to rush to conclusions – most unexplained sources turn out to be pulsars, nebulae, quasars and other similar objects, so there is no reason to immediately jump to an extraterrestrial interpretation.

There is currently a lot of work to be done to determine what this radio source might be.

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Jake Carter

Jake Carter is a researcher and a prolific writer who has been fascinated by science and the unexplained since childhood. He is always eager to share his findings and insights with the readers of, a website he created in 2013.