A Galaxy Far, Far Away.
A radio signal from a galaxy almost 9 billion light-years away from Earth has been captured by researchers in Canada and India (wonders of Zoom, I suppose), using a great big Indian telescope. That might not mean much to you, but it essentially means that, for a brief moment, we were able to look back 9 billion years in time. Scientists were only able to spot the signal because a natural telescope created by another celestial body called a gravitational lens magnified it 30 times over, providing an unprecedented glimpse of processes in the early universe. So, while the signal probably wasn’t sent by aliens, it could apparently be the key to unlocking many cosmic mysteries such as where we came from, what the meaning of all this is, and how they managed to squeeze 26 seasons out of The Bill.Read Original Story