fast radio bursts (FRBs)

Astronomers Find a Brand new Pulsar That's Probably Less Than 14 Years old

Astronomers have discovered a neutron star so young it's barely a teenager.

2 months ago

New Radio Images of Bizarre “Odd Radio Circles” Which are Vastly Bigger Than the Milky Way

Strange galaxy-sized circles are emitting radio light, and we don't know why.

5 months ago

Hubble Has Tracked Down the Source of 5 Different Fast Radio Bursts

In a new survey, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have managed to pinpoint the location of several Fast Radio…

1 year 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…

2 years 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.…

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…

3 years ago

Canadian Telescope Finds 13 More Fast Radio Bursts Including the Second One Ever Seen Repeating

Canadian scientists using the CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) have detected 13 FRBs (Fast Radio Bursts), including the second-ever…

4 years ago

New Canadian Radio Telescope is Detecting Fast Radio Bursts

The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a revolutionary new radio telescope, recently made its first-ever detection of a possible…

4 years 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

4 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 475: Fast Radio Bursts

You know what's fun? Mysteries. Here's one: fast radio bursts. Astronomers have been detecting mysterious one-time signals from across the…

5 years ago