Summary #608

Another mysterious deep space signal traced to the other side of the universe

cnet.com
  • The past week has been unusually rich in Fast Radio Bursts reaching Earth after travelling billions of years from distant galaxies - some similar to our galaxy.
  • Three different observatories have caught several FRBs all around the world - in Russia, California and Australia.
  • It shows that even a standard galaxy like our Milky Way can generate FRBs, but the real source is a mystery - could be neutron stars, aliens, or something completely different.
  • Astronomers have been noticing FRBs since 2007 thanks to radio telescope observations.
  • As time goes by and more data is collected, researchers might eventually discover what FRBs really are, and how they are created.

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