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China's giant alien-hunting telescope receives 100 'mysterious signals' from 3 billion light years away

Tianyan, the 500-metre Telescope, reportedly picked up over 100 radio signals coming from a source three billion light years away.

Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences are currently analysing the FRBs, which were detected in August, to try and find out what caused them.

The giant satellite dish is located in Guizhou in the southwest of China and is the size of 30 football pitches.

It costs billions of pounds to make and was designed to listen to the Milky Way for any signs of alien signals.

FRBs, or fast radio bursts, are a mysterious space phenomenon They're very quick radio bursts that last just a few milliseconds (or thousandths of seconds) They're detected as huge spikes of energy that change in strength over time The first one was discovered back in 2007, found by looking back through space survey data Lots of FRBs have been found since then There's also one FRB source that is sending out repeated bursts – and no one is quite sure why In fact, scientists have struggled to explain exactly what causes any FRB in the first place Theories include rapidly rotating neutron stars, black holes, and even alien life FRBs are important simply because they're so baffling to experts Unlocking the secrets of what causes them will give us a much better understanding of what goes on beyond our galaxy And if it does turn out that some other life-form is causing these FRBs, it would be a world-changing discovery

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