- 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”.
5-Billion-Year-Old Signal Detected from Deep Space as Part of Australian Satellite Project
7. 6. 15 by Alex Klokus