Post by schwartzie on Jul 10, 2020 21:50:39 GMT -5
Astronomers Say They’ve Found Something Never Seen Before: 4 Mystery Objects Spotted In Deep Space
By Natalia Kay - July 10, 2020
Astronomers are reportedly “baffled” by four foreign objects that were found in deep space by massive radio telescopes, according to Fox News.
LiveScience.com reported on July 9 that the highly circular objects that appear bright along the edges were discovered when astronomers reviewed archival data from radio telescopes in Australia and India.
Kristine Spekkens, an astronomer from the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen’s University, said, “It may also be that these are an extension of previously known class of objects that we haven’t been able to explore,” she said. Scientists have referred to the objects as ORCs, or “odd radio circles.”
She also confirmed that the objects appear to be something not yet probed.
The objects were described as circular, “edge-brightened discs.” They do not “correspond to any known type of object.” Two of them are relatively close together, which could indicate some relation. Two also feature “an optical galaxy near the center of the radio emission.”
“We speculate that they may represent a spherical shock wave from an extra-galactic transient event, or the outflow, or a remnant, from a radio galaxy viewed end-on,” the scientists wrote.