A quite mysterious object was found in our universe by an Australian research team. The object seemingly appears to be emitting energy at a constant period.
In research published Wednesday, scientists described the strange, spinning mass, unlike anything that astronomers have seen before, which is said to release an enormous burst of energy every 20 minutes.
Among the brightest radio sources in the sky, that radiation traverses the line of sight of telescopes on Earth for 60 seconds at a time.
The team at the Australia-based International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, who were mapping radio waves in the Universe, detected it.
They think the cosmic flasher is a super-dense star or a white dwarf (a star’s collapsing core) with a strong magnetic field.