Signals from space: Five theories on what they are

Repeating FRB For just the second time, scientists have recorded the repeat of a mysterious cosmic flash know as a fast radio burst (FRB).†This remarkable observation could help scientists to better understand this phenomenon and where these bursts originate in the universe. FRBs are extremely brief (think millisecond) flashes of radio waves that originate from random (as far as we can tell) places in the cosmos. Astronomers have grappled with this mystery for years because, while they con

Signals from space: Five theories on what they are

Mysterious cosmic signals have been picked up. What are they and where do they come from?

Thu 10 Jan 19 from BBC News

A second repeating fast radio burst has been tracked to a distant galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a second repeating fast radio burst, and it looks a lot like the first.

Wed 9 Jan 19 from ScienceNews

Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected

A telescope picks up bursts of radio waves from a distant galaxy, shedding light on an astrophysical puzzle.

Wed 9 Jan 19 from BBC News

Canada's CHIME telescope detects second repeating fast radio burst

A Canadian-led team of scientists has found the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded. FRBs are short bursts of radio waves coming from far outside our Milky Way galaxy. Scientists ...

Wed 9 Jan 19 from Phys.org

Is ET trying to phone us... and if he is, shall we call him back?

JOHN NAISH: In the British journal Nature, astronomers revealed how their super-powerful new radio telescope detected millisecond-long pulses of radio waves originating from outside our galaxy.

Mon 14 Jan 19 from Daily Mail

New Canadian telescope spots a second repeating Fast Radio Burst

Radio telescope was put to use even as it was being commissioned.

Thu 10 Jan 19 from Arstechnica

Scientists Detect Second Ever Repeating Fast Radio Burst Among Bakersí Dozen

A team of more than 50 scientists has discovered 13 more fast radio bursts, as well as the second repeating FRB ever recorded. These sightings, described in two papers published by the journal ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from Geek.com

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