Astronomers find another source of repeating radio bursts from outside our galaxy (page 3)

Astronomers have spotted more than a dozen new pulses of radio waves coming from outside our galaxy, including a few bursts that stem from the exact same location in the sky. It’s only the second time we’ve found these weird intergalactic flashes, known as fast radio bursts that repeatedly come from one spot in space. This discovery brings us one step closer to figuring out where these weird pulses come from. Today’s discovery, presented in two papers in the journal Nature, excites astronomers because repeating fast radio bursts, or FRBs, allow astronomers to make multiple observations, to home in on where they’re coming from. Pinpointing their intergalactic origins could help us figure out which objects are likely sending these excited... Continue reading…

Mysterious 'repeater' fast radio burst detected from faraway galaxy

Astronomers have recorded a mysterious "repeater" fast radio burst signal from the single source, a galaxy located 1.5 billion light-years from Earth.

Thu 10 Jan 19 from UPI

Repeating fast radio burst detected for second time in history

Scientists have recorded the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever found. The new discovery could shed light on FRB's mysterious nature and help find out where they come from.

Wed 9 Jan 19 from Astronomy.com

Canada's CHIME telescope detects second repeating fast radio burst

Scientists have found the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded. The discovery of the extragalactic signal is among the first, eagerly awaited results from the Canadian Hydrogen ...

Wed 9 Jan 19 from ScienceDaily

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