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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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Something is blasting out a mysterious signal from deep space

February 10th, 2020

Of all the mysteries of outer space, fast radio bursts (or FRBs for short) are some of the most interesting. These incredibly powerful signals are carried over huge distances and every once in awhile scientists on Earth are able to hear them. Once we pick up on them, we can sometimes pinpoint a spot in …

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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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Scientists just detected another repeating radio signal in deep space

January 9th, 2019

As technology improves and instruments used to study the cosmos become more and more advanced, we’re answering a lot of questions about our place in the universe, but we’re also coming up with entirely new ones. One of the most mysterious phenomena that scientist have observed are called fast radio bursts (FRBs), which are brief …