Some scientists search the heavens for signs of life in space with optical telescopes and others search the skies with radio telescopes.

The former gives us incredible images to look at and the latter looks for radio signals from all sorts of objects in space including potentially intelligent life.

Scientists are currently searching for the source of a set of Fast Radio Bursts or FRB that happened in 2016.

This FRB is called FRB 121102 and it is unique because it is the only known repeating FRB source.

The fact that the FRBs can be picked up repeatedly tells scientists that it’s not some one-time cataclysmic event.

The team is using the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico and the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia to analyze data on 16 bursts from RB 121102.

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