Friday, December 4, 2015

One Step Closer...

...to solving the mystery of Fast Radio Bursts - deep space "signals" that have been put down to everything from supernovas to Little Green Men.

The latest signal identified shows that it came from either a dense nebula or the center of another galaxy. A galaxy a good distance from ours.

Which leads me to a thought. Galaxies, as far as we can tell, are secured by a gravitational anchor in the form of a very large black hole.

We now know that black holes emit Hawking radiation. What would that look like after traveling across a vast distance of space. Could the FRBs be the result of another galaxy's central black hole burping after swallowing a star or three?

It's a thought...