(ORDO NEWS) — Australian astronomers have spotted a strange rotating object in the Milky Way that was previously unknown to science. The specialists who made this interesting discovery noted that the object is different from all those that have been discovered before.
This space object was first noticed by a university student. He found that his find is capable of producing an enormous amount of energy.
A feature is that the release lasts for one minute, then stops and repeats again after 18 minutes. Experts quite often encounter space objects that can first “turn on” and then “turn off” and at the same time send radio emission into outer space.
At the same time, astronomers add that they have not previously encountered sources of very powerful energy beams that would turn on for exactly one minute.
Today, scientists are trying to find out the secret of this space object. Curtin University student Tyrone O’Doherty used the Murchison Widefield Array Telescope to make this interesting discovery. Today, he is part of a research team led by Natasha Hurley-Walker at Curtin University.
It is noted that while observing a new object, the signal either disappeared or reappeared. The observations continued for several hours. Such a discovery came as a surprise and at the same time scared astronomers a little, because they had not encountered anything like it before.
Those objects that can turn on and then turn off have long ceased to be a novelty for researchers. They are called “transit”. Gemma Anderson notes that the object that turns on for a minute is incredibly strange.
After a fairly detailed analysis was carried out, it was possible to establish that it is located at a distance of 4 thousand light years from our planet, has a high brightness index and a powerful magnetic field.
Researchers have different versions as to what this unique object actually is. It could be a white dwarf or a neutron star. More information will be obtained only after additional observations.
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