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The search for the source of a mysterious fast radio burst comes relatively close to home

Antennas of CSIRO’s Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope first picked up the Fast Radio Burst. Credit: CSIRO/Alex Cherney, Author provided Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are just that – enormou... read more

Fast radio bursts born in cosmic cataclysms

“I started this search ... sources of bright and long-lived gamma-ray emission, not known to produce fast radio bursts, are supermassive-black-hole accretion events and some types of supernovae. A bla... read more

There are weird bursts of energy coming from deep space

Lately, though, one puzzle has been especially baffling: mysterious flashes in the sky called fast ... In other words, instead of being the source of the fast radio burst, this flickering galaxy just ... read more

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How scientists are working together to solve one of the universe’s mysteries

She is a member of the Global Young Academy and a Next Einstein Forum Laureate. All of these facts may make it sound as though scientists know a lot about Fast Radio Bursts. In reality, we don’t. For ... read more

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Latest fast radio burst adds to mystery of their source

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Mysterious energy bursts provide new way to chart the cosmos in 3-D

are in between Earth and the source of the burst. Canada’s CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) radio telescope could offer the first set of regular data from fast radio bursts. The ... read more

The search for the source of a mysterious fast radio burst comes relatively close to home

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are just that – enormous blasts of radio waves from space that only last for a fraction of a second. This makes pinpointing their source a huge challenge. Our team recently di... read more



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