Astronomers Discover A Disappearing Space Object That Turns On And Off Every 20 Minutes And Sends Highly-Polarized Radio Signals
According to a research paper published in Nature, astronomers detected a "really weird" object 4,000 lightyears distant from Earth. Every other minute, the object vanishes from view and produces a massive burst of radio waves three times an hour.
Tyrone O'Doherty, a Curtin University student, first noticed the enigmatic object while scanning the sky in rural Western Australia. "It's exciting that the source I identified last year has turned out to be such a peculiar object," stated O'Doherty in a press statement.