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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

ASKAP telescope in Western Australia bags huge haul of 20 mysterious radio bursts

A fast radio burst (FRB) is a fierce spike of energy that comes from beyond our galaxy and lasts only milliseconds Only 34 FRBs have been spotted before The new haul was collected by the ASKAP telesco... read more

Latest fast radio burst adds to mystery of their source

The blue circles represent the Parkes radio ... fast radio burst (FRB) and their efforts to trace its source. They have written a paper describing the detection and search for evidence, and have uploa... read more

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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

Alien technology? Harvard scientists propose source for fast radio bursts

There are plenty of strange phenomena lurking in the universe, and fast radio bursts are among the more mysterious. So named for their less-than-5-millisecond duration, the source of these ... advance... read more

A faster response needed to see Fast Radio Bursts in the universe

Astronomers are trying to improve their hunt for rapid bursts of radio emission in the universe called Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) so they can better observe these mysterious ... sources billions of ligh... read more

Energy flashes in distant galaxies 'could be proof of aliens'

Image: A light-sail powered by a radio burst from the ... said: "Fast radio bursts are exceedingly bright given their short duration and origin at great distances, and we haven't identified a possible ... read more

A Window into New Physics

But the “Lorimer burst” didn’t look like it was coming from one of these sources ... bursts within seconds—fast enough for rapid follow-up at other wavelengths. Will fast radio bursts turn out to be a ... read more

The giant undersea rivers we know very little about

“That has not been possible until relatively recently ... but they have never been directly observed and we know very little about their characteristics.” While canyon flushing turbidity currents are ... read more

Comet claim for mysterious Wow signal sparks controversy

Could a comet have been to blame for the mysterious ... a SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) survey being conducted at the Big Ear radio telescope at Ohio State University Radio Observato... read more

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



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