Some scientists believe that these recent radio bursts are too frequent to be a coincidence.
Scientists say that there have been radio bursts occurring repeatedly from space, having only a 5 in 10,000 chance that it could be just coincidence. Theorists believe it could be from some form of intelligent life, but most likely not inside our own galaxy. Most scientists agree that the bursts are coming from too far a distance from earth to simply be happenstance. However, only a few scientists thus far believe it may be intelligent life attempting to talk to us. The majority of the scientific community is simply scratching their heads. The astronomers that discovered the strange sounds have never encountered anything on par with it before, leaving them quite baffled.
The radio bursts are known as FRBs, and they only go on for milliseconds. Luckily, the Parkes Telescope found in Australia was able to capture the only live one in existence so far. The Huffington Post says that, more than likely, these bursts can be no more than a few hundred miles across. Although it may be a small source, the energy these bursts are able to produce is more than the sun can in one month. Scientists believe that since there is little gunk attached to the radio bursts, the source of the sounds are coming from somewhere that is not extremely far from earth, but not in the same galaxy either.
Many skeptics are completely dismissing even the thought of alien life as the source, and Professor Maura McLaughlin of the West Virginia University Center for Astrophysics said, “The thing that made people think they were possibly coming from ETs was a recent paper that showed that one fundamental property is quantized in a way that wouldn’t be expected if the signals were naturally occurring. However, I imagine that correlation will totally go away once more are discovered.”