Earth Hit by Magnetic Waves That Exceed The Sun’s Energy
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October 17, 2021
CALIFORNIA – Indistinct and intense radio wave burst signal detected from the centerGalaksi Bima Sakti. This seems to make astronomers nervous, because the magnetic waves exceed the energy of the sun.
As reported by Unilad, Sunday (11/17/2021), astronomers call it a fast radio burst (FRB) and lasts only a fraction of a second and is 100 million times more powerful than the sun. However, it is not known where this explosion came from. READ ALSO – NOAA Says Solar Storm Will Hit Earth Tonight
It was the fastest radio wave burst in the Milky Way Galaxy for the first time. Researchers had difficulty tracking it because the explosion was so short and came from so far away.
The bursts of radio wave energy appear to be coming from a magnetar or a star with a very strong magnetic field. Researchers assess the explosion to look the same as other FRBs further out Galaksi Bima Sakti.
“There is a great mystery as to what produces this extraordinary energy,” said Kiyoshi Masui, the leader of the analysis team on FRB.
This explosion has been detected since October 12, 2021. Then many scientists associate it with a magnetar that is suspected to be the cause of the big explosion.
The researchers tested it by placing the origin of the burst in the smallest possible part of the sky.
This research was conducted for the first time to prove the relationship between FRB and magnetar. At least it can be a clue about the origin of the FRB all this time.
“We calculated that a strong explosion coming from another galaxy would be indistinguishable from a few fast radio bursts, so this really gives weight to the theory that magnetars could be the cause of FRBs,” said study co-author Pragya Chawla.
If it is true that the FRB came from a magnetar, many mysteries remain. Astronomers need to figure out what the possible mechanism is magnetar give so much energy to the FRB.