The discovery of this phenomenon has intrigued scientists around the world, because these mysterious energy discharges, repeating every 20 minutes, cannot be classified among known astronomical phenomena.
Flashes of light, reminiscent of fast radio bursts or characteristic of pulsars, turned out to be completely different and went beyond the usual scientific framework. This mysterious object may be a pulsar, but its behavior raises serious doubts and calls into question the usual ideas about such phenomena.
“If this is indeed a pulsar, then its characteristics violate all our existing theories,” said astronomer James Ryan. “We are facing something incredible and revolutionary, which forces us to rethink the usual ideas about astronomical objects.”
Another possible version of the nature of this mysterious object is associated with the hypothesis that it belongs to the class of highly magnetized white dwarf stars, the so-called magnetars. However, even in this case, the GPMJ1839-10 signals have no analogues among already known magnetars, which makes the hypothesis unreliable.
Despite the fact that the object’s signals were detected a long time ago, they went unnoticed until astronomers took it seriously and continued their research. Given the long observation time, the scientists hope to collect more data to understand the nature of GPMJ1839-10.
The world’s observatories and space telescopes are now in a state of constant monitoring of this mysterious phenomenon. Astronomers from all over the world have come together to share data and conduct joint observations in the hope of finally unraveling the mystery of GPMJ1839-10.
“This is a real challenge for world science. We are on the cusp of the biggest discovery in astronomy in decades,” said Professor Stephen Hawke of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.