Fast Radio Bursts Now a Bit Less Mysterious

For as long as astronomers have known about Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), they’ve been stumped. About a decade ago, researchers discovered in archived 2001 data an extremely fast — just a few milliseconds — burst of radio emissions. They’d never seen anything like it before, and didn’t know where it came from or what could cause it.

Finally, we’re starting to get a few answers.

Astronomers announced today at the 229th meeting of the American Astronomical Society that, for the first time, they’

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