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Fast Radio Bursts

26 May 2021, 13:00 UTC
Fast Radio Bursts
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NASA dicit:
Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are extraordinary events that generate as much energy in a thousandth of a second as the Sun does in an entire year.
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have traced the locations of five brief, powerful FRBs, which are near or on their host galaxies’ spiral arms. The research helped rule out some of the possible stellar objects originally thought to cause these brilliant flares.
Video credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Paul Morris: Lead Producer/Andrea Gianopoulos: Science Writer/Cassandra Morris: Narrator/Sunrise over the Pacific: Artbeats/Animation of Magnetar: Scott Wiessinger/FRB Locations Animation: Scott Wiessinger and Chris Smith/Gamma Ray Burst Illustration: Michael Starobin/Neutron Star Merger: Michael Starobin/Magnetar Flyby Animation: Chris Smith/Magnetar Flare Sequence: Chris Smith

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