Given the fact that there are still a lot of things in our universe that are left unexplained, the bizarre presence of fast radio bursts are considerably one of the weirdest things. That said, a new study conducted by Harvard physicists have recently suggested that signals like these could be evidence of advanced alien technology. The team proposes that these flashes of cosmic light may have actually been generated by advanced alien civilizations, which they are using to accelerate interstellar spacecraft to tremendous speeds, and in turn, could also be one of the reasons why there has not been a concrete evidence of UFO existence to date.
Fast Radio Bursts
In one of his statements reported by Science Alert, Avi Loeb, a theoretical physicist from the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics has claimed that given their short duration and origin at great distances, fast radio bursts (FRB) are exceedingly bright, and the team reveals that they are yet to identify a possible natural source with any confidence. Apparently, since it was first detected in 2007, researchers have allegedly predicted that around 2,000 of these things are lighting up the Universe every single day. Until in late 2016 to date, more and more FRB's are reportedly detected which is being suspected to have been coming from the same location, more than 3 billion light-years from Earth, which, in turn, is a huge development as per researchers because until that point, the FRBs we'd detected had all come from random origins in space, making follow-up observations impossible.
Furthermore, according to Space, in conducting the study, Loeb and co-author Manasvi Lingam, from Harvard University, has allegedly investigated the possibility that FRBs are coming from a radio transmitter built by intelligent aliens, strong enough that it could be detected across huge distances. As to the question why they built such thing, the research team explains that the most plausible explanation is to blast interstellar spacecraft to incredible speeds. Additionally, considering that ET is to be held responsible for most FRBs, and taking into account the estimated number of potentially habitable planets in the Milky Way, the team highly emphasizes that they aren't stating that FRBs are indeed caused by aliens; rather, they're saying that this hypothesis is worthy of consideration.
The Study's Proposal
Meanwhile, Loeb says that at the end of the day, science isn't a matter of what you believe; rather, it's a matter of feasible evidence, claiming that it's always worth throwing a bunch of ideas out there to see where the data fits. Ultimately, the concludes that while the possibility that FRBs are being produced by extragalactic civilizations which happens to be more speculative than an astrophysical origin, it is just but vital to quantify the requirements that are necessary for an artificial origin serves, at the very least, the important purpose of enabling astronomers to rule it out with future data.