Fast Radio Bursts

Something Really Wants our Attention. One Object Released 1,652 Fast Radio Bursts in 47 Days

Researchers working with the 500-Meter FAST telescope in China reported 1,652 fast radio bursts in 47 days coming from a…

2 months ago

CHIME Detected Over 500 Fast Radio Burst in its First Year, Providing new Clues to What’s Causing Them

The CHIME radio observatory detected over 500 Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) during its first year in operation, the study of…

6 months ago

One Type of Fast Radio Bursts… Solved?

A new study of x-ray bursts from a local magnetar confirms the origin of a fast radio burst.

9 months ago

A New Technique to Find Cold Gas Streams That Might Make up the Missing (Normal) Matter in the Universe

Where is all the missing matter? That question has plagued astronomers for decades, because the Universe looks emptier than it…

10 months ago

Fast radio bursts within the Milky Way seem to be coming from magnetars

Fast radio bursts are some of the most mysterious events known in astronomy, but they are slowly becoming better understood.…

1 year ago

A magnetar has been discovered throwing off bizarre blasts of radiation. Is this where fast radio bursts come from?

Magnetars are the ultimate aggressive star: intense magnetic fields, massive outbursts, the works. We've known that magnetars are capable of…

1 year ago

A Repeating Fast Radio Burst Has Been Found. It Flares for 4 Days and then Remains Silent for 12 Days

Five hundred million light-years from Earth, there is a deeply unusual object. It is radio silent for 12 days, then…

1 year ago

A Fast Radio Burst Has Been Detected From Inside The Milky Way

Fast radio bursts last for such a short time that it is difficult to track down the source. Now astronomers…

2 years ago

Even More Repeating Fast Radio Bursts Discovered

The CHIME radio telescope array has detected nine new fast radio bursts on repeat, which are revealing things about this…

2 years ago

A Rare Fast Radio Burst has been Found that Actually Repeats Every 16 Days

A team of scientists in Canada have found a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) that repeats every 16 days. This is…

2 years ago