Radio Signals from the Center of the Milky Way Pose Mystery

James Maynard
Oct 13 · 4 min read

Radio signals from the center of the Milky Way don’t seem to act like anything astronomers have ever seen before - so, what is it?

The ASKAP network of radio telescopes, located in Western Australia. Image credit: CSIRO

Astronomers participating in the ASKAP survey have spotted a unusual radio signal coming from the direction of the center of the Milky Way. These flashes of radio emissions are unlike anything astronomers have ever seen before.