One thing is true: whatever this signal is - be it the result of a star exploding, black holes merging or just a hell of a party from the aliens, scientists will not be able to find its origin with today's technology.
Although scientists have yet to decipher where FRB 180725A originated from, its unexpectedly low frequency has driven them to speculate that whatever source sent this signal across the universe is likely "extremely powerful", states the Daily Mail.
FRB's are milliseconds-long bursts of radio emissions.
Fast radio bursts are extremely unusual, with the first discovered in 2007 and only two dozen recorded since then.
The post reads: "During its ongoing commissioning, CHIME/FRM detected FRB 180725A on 2018 July 25 at 17:59:43.115 UTC (18:59:43.15 BST/13:59:43.15 ET)". CHIME, a state-of-the-art radio telescope nestled in the mountains of British Columbia, is created to detect ancient radio waves of unknown origin some 6 billion to 11 billion years ago.
The FRB signals are already quite puzzling for the researchers. It was specifically designed with the low and deep 400 to 800 frequencies in mind.
Meanwhile, FRB 180725A was "clearly detected at frequencies as low as 580 MHz and represents the first detection of an FRB at radio frequencies below 700 MHz", Boyle wrote in his report. Not much is known about these short, high-energy signals, except that they have been attributed to a number of different potential sources, one more exotic than the other.
Most of the time such kind of radio telescopes don't hear anything that's abnormal, but now an unexplained signal made its way through the noise.
FRBs are not rare, but scientists have no idea about the origin of the signal.
"It could even be some other physical mechanism we don't yet understand".
Just a decade ago, first such FRBs were tracked and the CHIME was exclusively set up to catch such signals from the deep space from sources such as bursts from magnetars, exploding black holes, and of course, highly advanced alien civilizations if there are any.