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What a burst of radio signals from space could mean for life in the stars

Astronomers are studying radio signals that have been detected by a telescope in China. And there are a lot of them to study, which is part of what scientists say makes this discovery so interesting.

Over a period of 47 days in 2019, the telescope picked up more than 1,600 fast radio bursts, which is the most ever detected. 

The Show talked about this with Dan Marrone, a professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona who mainly works in radio astronomy. Marrone explained how far away from us these signals may be coming.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.