It appears to be transmitting signals that reach Earth in a repeating, 16-day pattern, but researchers have no idea why.
But a new study which is conducted by an worldwide team of researchers which is led by a scientist at the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment Fast Radio Bursts Project in the parts of British Columbia has now detected a mysterious FRB which comes from a galaxy that is located nearly 500 million light-years away. The first 28 cycles were observed between September 2018 and October 2019 using the CHIME radio telescope in British Columbia.
The radio bursts come in the cycle of the 16.35-day cycle; it also includes one or two Bursts an hour in a period of four days and goes for silence and comes back after 12 days.
"We conclude that this is the first detected periodicity of any kind in an FRB source", the study's authors said.
The first FRB was spotted in 2007, and the signals have mystified scientists ever since.
Its origin was located within a medium-sized spiral galaxy about 500 million light-years away, making it the closest FRB discovered to date.
Fast radio bursts last only a few milliseconds, making it hard to accurately determine where they have come from.
The origin of FRBs hasn't been established yet, although the dominant theories regarding them suggest the signals are produced by rapidly rotating bodies such as neutron stars or black holes.
According to another study looking at the same data, the pattern could be consistent with that of a binary star system containing a massive star and a dense neutron star.
New research published in a Arxiv paper shows that scientists have found a regular signal pattern for one particular fast radio burst.
According to the researchers, the possible cause for such bursts to emit can be orbital motion of a star or an object that acts as a companion in the outskirts of the galaxy.
One of many universe's deep mysteries simply acquired loads stranger.