Another mysterious radio burst in space repeats a pattern. This occurs every 157 days During testingWhen the FAST telescope was commissioned, the researchers noticed that the FRB 121102 frequently burned and sent out radio signals, with varying rates. A total of 122 bursts were recorded during rush hour, making it the highest rate ever recorded for a rapid radio burst. The 1,652 individual bursts occurred over a total of 59.5 hours over 47 days. This was the first time that an FRB source has been studied in such great detail, said study co-author Bing Zhang, astrophysicist and distinguished professor at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, in a statement. The large burst set has helped our team refine the characteristic energy and energy distribution of FRBs like never before, shedding new light on the engine that powers these mysterious phenomena. L 'signal energy' severely constrains the possibility that FRB 121102 is from an isolated compact object, said study co-author Wang Pei, assistant professor at the National Astronomical Observatories at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in a statement. This illustration shows a river of bursts of A galaxy recorded by the FAST telescope. The number of bursts and energies are shown as histograms, mimicking the painting A Vast Country by Wang Ximeng of the Song Dynasty. While some people prefer it idea that aliens could be behind these bursts, scientists look towards black holes or hyper-magnetized neutron stars called magnetars. Magnets are dense stars, the size of a city like Chicago or Atlanta, with the strongest magnetic fields found in the universe. Scientists believe the bursts could come from the magnetic fields of magnetars. FRB 121102 was the first radio bursto Fast repetitive tracing back to its source, linked to a small dwarf galaxy over 3 billion light years away in 2017. Researchers also detected a pattern within the burst in 2020. During this cyclical pattern , radio bursts are emitted for a 90-day window, followed by a 67-day silence period. This pattern repeats every 157 days. . Previous observations have shown that generally, when repeated, it is sporadic or in clusters. With this impressive new set of activities from FRB 121102, researchers can better understand the energy associated with these lightning bolts. This could help scientists learn more about the potential source of rapid radio bursts. Rapid radio bursts were only discovered in 2007, followed by the discovery that some of them may repeat in 2016. Now researchers know that they can also have models.