Breakthrough Mission Project detects 15 radio bursts from dwarf galaxy
Breakthrough Listen project has detected 15 fast radio bursts (FRBs) coming from a dwarf galaxy. This dwarf galaxy is 3 million light years away from the earth. Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia has helped in this detection. It was emitted from FRB 121102. FRB 121102 is an esoteric source which is connected to the galaxy in the distant universe. This detection brings the total of known FRBs from this strange object to more than 150. The first known radio burst from FRB 121102 was detected on November 2, 2012. Fast radio bursts (FRB) is brief, bright pulse of radio emission from distant galaxies. . It is a high-energy astrophysical phenomenon of unknown origin expressed as transient radio pulse. This radio pulse lasts only for a few milliseconds. FRB was first detected in 2007 with help of Parkes Telescope in Australia. Breakthrough Listen Project (BLP) is global astronomical initiative launched in 2015 by Yuri Milner, an Internet investor and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. It has teams from all over the world to find signs of intelligent life in universe.