Cosmic mystery of fast radio bursts deepens with flurry of activity

An artist's impression of a fast radio burst signal reaching the FAST radio dish in China

A huge new dataset could soon help unlock the cosmic mystery of fast radio bursts (FRBs). In the space of a few weeks, over 1,600 new signals were detected coming from one of the most well-studied sources of FRBs, essentially ruling out a leading hypothesis on their origin.

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Category: Space, Science

Tags: Fast Radio Bursts, Radio, Astronomy, University of Nevada, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Magnetic field, Stars

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