Australian scientists claim to have discovered an unknown rotating object in our galaxy and point out that it is something never seen before.
The object, first discovered by a student at Curtin University in Australia, is specific in that it emits a huge amount of energy every 18 minutes.
According to the BBC, objects that pulsate energy are relatively often observed in space, but in this case it is an object that pulsates for a whole minute, which is extremely unusual.
This unusual object was discovered by student Tyrone O’Doherty, using a telescope and a new technique he developed himself.
The student is a member of the radio astronomy team led by astrophysicist Natasha Harley-Walker at the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR).
“The pulse of energy appeared and disappeared for hours during our observations,” O’Doherty said in a press release in which ICRAR informed the public of the discovery.
The statement added that this was completely unexpected, as nothing known to them was being done that way.
The facility that is “turned on” for a whole minute is very strange, said Gemma Anderson from “ICRAR” in a press release.
ICRAR states that the object is located about 4,000 light-years from Earth, has a very bright and extremely strong magnetic field.