MadameConcorde
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Mystery Roar From Faraway Space Detected

Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:56 am

Mystery Roar from Faraway Space Detected

SPACE.com andrea Thompson
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space.com – Wed Jan 7, 10:31 pm ET

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Space is typically thought of as a very quiet place. But one team of astronomers has found a strange cosmic noise that booms six times louder than expected.

The roar is from the distant cosmos. Nobody knows what causes it.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/mysteryroarfromfarawayspacedetected

This is very interesting. I hope the astronomers will be able to find out more about what's causing this sound.
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RE: Mystery Roar From Faraway Space Detected

Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:07 pm



Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
what's causing this sound

Clarification: This is a radio frequency signal not a sound as we typically understand sound...
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RE: Mystery Roar From Faraway Space Detected

Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:55 am

could it be another species replying to our radio signals? hmmmmmmmmmm
 
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RE: Mystery Roar From Faraway Space Detected

Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:29 am



Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 1):
Clarification: This is a radio frequency signal not a sound as we typically understand sound...

Got more than a little annoyed at how they kept referring to it as a "roar" and a "sound" in that article. Once was enough - we get it!

The article was also rather non-detailed. Ah well, hopefully more info will appear about it soon.
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RE: Mystery Roar From Faraway Space Detected

Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:37 pm

Slightly more information in this NASA article ...

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/.../topstory/2009/arcade_balloon.html

I get the impression this is general background noise in a region rather than specific point in the sky.

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