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Astronomers find radio bursts from young universe

Scientists have detected mysterious bursts of radio waves originating from cosmological distances when the Universe was just half its current age.

india Updated: Jul 06, 2013 00:10 IST

Scientists have detected mysterious bursts of radio waves originating from cosmological distances when the Universe was just half its current age.

Mysterious bursts of radio waves originating from billions of light years away have left scientists speculating about their origins.

The burst indicate that they originate from an extreme astrophysical event involving relativistic objects such as neutron stars or black holes.

The findings, taken from a tiny fraction of the sky, also suggest there should be one of these signals going off every 10 seconds.