Astronomers find a new twist to mysterious radio signals from space

Incredibly powerful but gone in a flash, mysterious signals known as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are regularly detected in all corners of the sky. A repeating signal known as FRB 121102 was already the weirdest one out there, but now an international team of astronomers has found that this oddball is even odder than previously thought. The radio waves from FRB 121102 are being "twisted" to an extreme degree, indicating that highly-magnetized plasma could be interfering... Continue Reading Astronomers find a new twist to mysterious radio signals from space Category: Space Tags: Black hole Cornell University McGill University Physics Plasma Radio Stars Telescope Related Articles: Dot-dabbing drones paint pixellated pictures Gar-inspired gloves could guard against injury Minute "printing press" gets

Astronomers find a new twist to mysterious radio signals from space

Incredibly powerful but gone in a flash, mysterious signals known as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are regularly detected in all corners of the sky. A repeating signal known as FRB 121102 ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Gizmag

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Wed 10 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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