Ziteng Wang, study author in The Astrophysical Journal and a doctoral student at the University of Sydney School of Physics, said the object's brightness varies drastically as the signal turns on and off simultaneously randomly. In a press release he said, "The strangest property of this new signal is that it has a very high polarization. This means that its light oscillates in only one direction, but that direction rotates over time." The signals from this new source of radio waves do not match what astronomers believe could be from these types of stars, so it made them think that it could be a dense pulsar of dead neutron stars, which rotate at very fast speeds. or some kind of star that emits huge solar flares.