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Episode 141: The Mysterious Origin of Superpowerful Radio Blasts, with Jason Hessels

5 Feb 2018, 02:00 UTC
Episode 141: The Mysterious Origin of Superpowerful Radio Blasts, with Jason Hessels
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The one thing we thought we knew about fast radio blasts was that these mysterious one-off phenomena must be associated with some of the most cataclysmic events in the universe. Then everything changed with last month’s announcement of the first ever detection of a source of repeating fast radio bursts. Today we’re joined at The Star Spot by co-discover Jason Hessels to rule on an important question: are scientists back to the drawing board or did they just achieve a breakthrough in our efforts to unlock this puzzle.

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