• The team says it has picked up cosmic radio waves originating from the galaxy PKS B1740-517 and states the signal is five billion years old.
  • The tiny signal is said to have a cold hydrogen gas “imprint”, which is the foundation of the formation of new stars – something that it would have travelled to on its way to Earth.
  • The ASKAP project is unique in that it is “exceptionally” radio quiet – meaning it is not plagued by radio interference, which the team says “gives us a better chance of finding something new”.

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