Fast Radio Bursts

Measuring Distances in the Universe With Fast Radio Bursts

Astronomers still aren't entirely sure what causes fast radio bursts, which can briefly release a galaxy's worth of energy. However,…

3 months ago

Hubble Shows That a Fast Radio Burst Came From a Giant Group of Galaxies

Way back when the cosmos was only five billion years old, a powerful explosion happened in a group of young…

4 months ago

Another Fast Radio Burst is Coming from a Hypernebula. Also, Hypernebulae are a Thing

If nothing else catches your attention in the title then surely ‘hypernebula’ does! There are some amazing processes scattered around…

6 months ago

A Fast Radio Burst Took 8 Billion Years to Reach Us

A newly discovered fast radio burst (FRB) absolutely smashed the record for the most distant ever discovered. The burst was…

7 months ago

Now Astronomers have Discovered “Ultra-Fast Radio Bursts” Lasting Millionths of a Second

A recent study published in Nature Astronomy examines the discovery of what astronomers are dubbing “ultra-fast radio bursts”, a new…

7 months ago

Astronomers Watched a Fast Radio Burst Go Right Through a Star’s Atmosphere

The universe is filled with things that go flash in the night. That includes fast radio bursts (FRBs). These are…

1 year ago

Three Fast Radio Bursts Punched Right Through a Nearby Galaxy

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are cosmic mysteries that are slowly but surely revealing their secrets. These bright flashes of light…

1 year ago

Gravitational Waves From Colliding Neutron Stars Matched to a Fast Radio Burst

A recent study by an Australian-American team has provided compelling evidence that FRBs may be caused by merging neutron stars.

1 year ago

Astronomers Find 25 Fast Radio Bursts That Repeat on a Regular Basis

Researchers with the CHIME/FRB Collaboration have announced the discovery of 25 new repeating FRBs, almost doubling the number of known…

1 year ago

Astronomers Used a Fast Radio Burst to Probe the Structure of the Milky Way

Astronomers from Caltech used a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) from another galaxy to probe the distribution of matter in the…

1 year ago