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FRB 121102 CHIMEs in Again

1 Feb 2020, 10:00 UTC
FRB 121102 CHIMEs in Again
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Title: CHIME/FRB Detection of the Original Repeating Fast Radio Burst Source FRB 121102Authors: A. Josephy, P. Chawla, E. Fonseca, C. Ng, C. Patel, Z. Pleunis, P. Scholz, B. C. Andersen, K. Bandura, M. Bhardwaj, M. M. Boyce, P. J. Boyle, C. Brar, D. Cubranic, M. Dobbs, B. M. Gaensler, A. Gill, U. Giri, D. C. Good, M. Halpern, G. Hinshaw, V. M. Kaspi, T. L. Landecker, D. A. Lang, H.-H. Lin, K. W. Masui, R. Mckinven, J. Mena-Parra, M. Merryfield, D. Michilli, N. Milutinovic, A. Naidu, U. Pen, M. Rafiei-Ravandi, M. Rahman, S. M. Ransom, A. Renard, S. R. Siegel, K. M. Smith, I. H. Stairs, S. P. Tendulkar, K. Vanderlinde, P. Yadav, A. V. ZwanigaFirst Author’s Institution: Department of Physics, McGill University, Canada
Status: Published in Astrophysical Journal Letters 5 September 2019, open access on arXiv
Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are a newer and somewhat mysterious phenomenon in radio astronomy. This paper details how the authors used a new instrument called CHIME/FRB to observe and put new constraints on FRB 121102, one of the few FRBs known to repeatedly send signals.What is an FRB anyway?FRBs were first discovered in 2007 in archival data from the Parkes Observatory in ...

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