Source: GreatGameIndia

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.

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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.

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An artist’s impression of what the object might look like if it’s a magnetar, an incredibly magnetic neutron starCredit: ICRAR
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The object was discovered using the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope Credit: PETE WHEELER, ICRAR

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.