Fast Radio-bursts

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Fast radio burst detected in the Milky Way is repeating, scientists confirm
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Fast radio burst detected in the Milky Way is repeating, scientists confirm

In April this year, a weaker burst was detected and astronomers tracked it to a unique kind of star called a magnetar some 30,000 light-years away from us.

Flash of luck: Astronomers find source of powerful cosmic fast radio burst
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Flash of luck: Astronomers find source of powerful cosmic fast radio burst

Astronomers currently have as many as fifty different theories for what causes these fast radio bursts, aliens among them.

ESA scientists discover dead star in the Milky Way emitting a unique radiation mix
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ESA scientists discover dead star in the Milky Way emitting a unique radiation mix

Radio bursts are t mystery, they pulse brightly in radio waves for just a few milliseconds before fading away and are rarely seen again.

New source of fast radio bursts with periodic, cyclical pattern catalogued by astronomers
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New source of fast radio bursts with periodic, cyclical pattern catalogued by astronomers

The FRB in question reports like clockwork, in one of the most definitive patterns seen from a source of these flashes.

Flash of radio waves detected by astronomers traced back to its galactic origins
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Flash of radio waves detected by astronomers traced back to its galactic origins

Two independent groups have localized flashes of these millisecond-long bursts from Milky Way-esque galaxies.

Canadian researchers closer to solving one of astronomy’s biggest mysteries
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Canadian researchers closer to solving one of astronomy’s biggest mysteries

These things come to us from halfway across the universe & we know so little about them: Researcher.

Breakthrough Listen detects 15 radio bursts from a distant galaxy while searching for alien civilisations
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Breakthrough Listen detects 15 radio bursts from a distant galaxy while searching for alien civilisations

If the source is actually an intelligent alien race, then the FRBs could be used to power a small interstellar spacecraft with solar sails.

Fast Radio Bursts: Now in bulk and mysterious as ever
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Fast Radio Bursts: Now in bulk and mysterious as ever

An FRB is a transient radio pulse that flashes for only a few milliseconds at a time and occurs outside the Milky Way.

Hello from the other side? Short flashes of radio waves recorded from outer space
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Hello from the other side? Short flashes of radio waves recorded from outer space

Analysing over 650 hours of archival data, a team of astronomers has for the first time uncovered "Fast Radio Burst" from outer space.