Summary #1180

Astronomers detect regular rhythm of radio waves, with origins unknown
  • Unknown source is emitting repeatable Fast Radio Bursts (FRB) 500,000 light years from Earth.
  • Over 100 FRBs have been observed before, but never repeatable and never in a specific pattern.
  • The pattern is 4 days of noise and 12 days of silence, it’s been repeating itself consistently over 500 days.
  • Experts say that it’s a new phenomenon in astrophysics.
  • It could be a neutron star or a magnetar, which is a less understood type of neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field.


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