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Scientists have detected radio signals from outer space that repeat every 16 days; ACRN’s Valentine’s Day Prom will take place Friday

Today is Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

A large group of scientists in Canada have detected radio signals from outer space that have repeated every 16 days for over a year. The fast radio bursts (FRBs) are short-lived pulses of radio waves that originated in a spiral galaxy about 500 million light years away. Scientists are unsure of the source of the FRBs, but have been developing theories — suggesting they are nothing more than two stars colliding or extraterrestrial messages. 

According to reports by Science X Network, the repeating pattern “suggests the source could be a celestial body of some kind orbiting around a star or another body.” Likewise, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology released a statement saying it is unlikely to be alien activity because the signals are a sign of energetic events that are on an extreme scale in the cosmos. 

“Even a highly intelligent species would be very unlikely to produce energies like this. And there is no detectable pattern so far that would suggest there’s a sentient hand at play,” the MIT said.

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