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fast radio burst

Something in space is blasting radio signals at Earth

June 8th, 2020

Fast Radio Bursts, or FRBs, are ultra-powerful blasts of radio energy generated by mysterious forces in space. New research reveals that FRBs are more complex and varied than previously thought, throwing possible explanations into question. We may not find out what has created these strange signals for a long time. Of all the mysterious things …

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Mysterious radio burst detected inside our home galaxy

May 4th, 2020

Fast radio bursts (or FRBs for short) are mysterious blasts of energy scientists have detected from deep space.  For the first time ever, an FRB was detected coming from within our own home galaxy, the Milky Way, offering scientists an opportunity to explain how they originate. It’s now believed that a type of neutron star …

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Astronomers hear repeating radio burst from nearby galaxy

January 7th, 2020

Fast Radio Bursts, or FRBs for short, are something of an anomaly for astronomers. We’ve been able to detect these powerful blasts of radio energy from distant locations in space, but nobody really knows for sure what causes them. FRBs are often one-hit wonders, appearing in an instant and then never are heard from again. …

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China’s colossal radio telescope just heard a bizarre signal in space

September 10th, 2019

China spent five years and close to $200 million to build its Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, nicknamed FAST. It was a monumental undertaking, but the result is a true marvel of technology, and it’s the largest full radio telescope on Earth. Now, with China set for a final review of the completed project later this …