fast radio burst

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…

4 months ago

Astronomers Have Detected the Brightest Fast Radio Burst Ever Seen. Still No Idea What’s Causing Them

Earlier this month, scientists using the Parkes Radio Telescope detected three FRBs, one of which was the brightest ever observed

3 years ago

What Are Fast Radio Bursts?

Here's a big mystery in astronomy: fast radio bursts. Brief shrieks of radio waves coming from space. What are they?…

4 years ago

Into The Black? Maybe Radio Bursts Are From Outside The Galaxy After All, Study Says

Where are these radio bursts coming from? Astronomers have heard these signals from the sky several times, but always with…

6 years ago