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Startling New Features of Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Challenge Current Understanding

Startling New Features of Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Challenge Current Understanding

Artist’s conception of the Five Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in China. 1 credit Fast Radio Bursts – A Confusing and Deepening Mystery An international team of scientists reveals an evolving magnetized environment and a surprising source location for fast radio bursts in deep space – observations that challenge current understanding. Fast radio …

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Astronomers reveal puzzling new features of mysterious fast radio bursts

Astronomers reveal puzzling new features of mysterious fast radio bursts

Artist’s conception of the Five Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in China. 1 credit Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one-millisecond cosmic explosions that each produce the energy equivalent of the sun’s annual output. More than 15 years after the discovery of pulses of electromagnetic radio waves in deep space, their puzzling nature continues …

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