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Weird repeating signals from deep space may be created by starquakes

4 Oct 2019, 11:26 UTC
Weird repeating signals from deep space may be created by starquakes W. Kastaun/T. Kawamura/B. Giacomazzo/R. Ciolfi/A. Endrizzi

Strange blasts of radiation from space called fast radio bursts (FRBs) have been puzzling astronomers for years, as we don’t know what causes them. Now, we have a fresh clue as to how some of the weirdest kind of FRBs may form. Some of these bursts repeat over a period of years, and it appears they could be caused by starquakes in the aftermath of a collision of two stars.

 

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