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Astronomers discover new, enigmatic fast radio burst

9 Aug 2018, 09:46 UTC
Astronomers discover new, enigmatic fast radio burst Jingchuan Yu/ Beijing Planetarium, NRAO.

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are one of the most recent, and puzzling, discoveries yet in astronomy. They are powerful, but very brief, bursts of radio waves from deep space. They’ve been relatively rare so far, but astronomers continue to study them as they’re discovered. On August 1, 2018, astronomers used the Astronomer’s Telegram to report on another FRB, just detected, which is a little different from previous ones studied by astronomers.

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