A mysterious signal reaches Earth from deep space and baffles scientists

Astronomers are struggling to understand what a “strange and mysterious signal” is reaching Earth from space.

Scientists say the signals reach Earth from the neutron star Ascap, located in the Milky Way galaxy about 15,820 light-years from Earth.

According to the scientists, “the signals are nothing like we’ve seen before.” The star goes through periods of strong pulsations, weak pulsations and no pulsations.

According to the team led by astrophysicist Manisha Kalb of the University of Sydney in Australia, the strange star “poses a fascinating challenge to our models of neutron star evolution.

Scientists estimate that a neutron star is the number of neutron stars left over after the death of a star within a certain mass range of about 8 to 30 times the size of the Sun. The star’s outer material explodes into space, ending in a supernova explosion.

The resulting neutron star appears in several ways: there’s the basic neutron star, which doesn’t do much, and then there’s the pulsar, which emits radio beams from its poles as it spins and glows like a cosmic beacon.

There is a magneto, a neutron star with a very strong magnetic field that vibrates and explodes when the outward pull of this magnetic field conflicts with the gravitational force holding the star together.

According to the Science website, there may also be some rare crossovers between types of neutron stars, indicating that they may be at different stages of neutron star evolution. In general, however, pulsars, magnetars, and neutron stars tend to behave in relatively predictable ways.

ASCAP does not behave in ways normal to any particular type of neutron star. It was first identified by chance when observing a different target, and subsequent observations were made using the Australian Square Kilometer array and the Meerkat radio telescope in South Africa.

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According to the study, the star emits radio waves every 22 minutes. According to Manisha Kalb, a researcher on the study: “We don’t know for sure what any of these objects are, but neutron stars seem likely.”

The differences between the pulsation patterns may be related to changes and processes in the magnetosphere, indicating that all objects belong to a new type of magnetism, perhaps during their evolution as pulsars.

“ASCOP may be part of an older magnetosphere with long rotation periods and low X-ray luminosity, but magnetized enough to produce coherent radio emission,” the researchers wrote in their paper.

The researchers continued: “To get a complete picture of the evolution of neutron stars, it is important that we explore this hitherto unexplored region of the neutron star field, and this may be an important resource for doing so.”

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