Search results for fast radio bursts

Astronomy Mar 04, 2019

FIRST J141918.9+394036 is an 'orphan' long gamma-ray burst, study finds

Using a network of radio telescopes, European astronomers have investigated a decade-long transient known as FIRST J141918.9+394036. Results of this study, presented in a paper published February 18 on arXiv.org, provide ...

Earth Sciences Mar 27, 2019

Researchers blown away by hurricane simulation

Nearly 30 years ago, Harvard Forest scientists began a unique, long-running experiment on a 2-acre forest tract using a long steel cable, a winch, and a heavy-duty logging vehicle called a skidder.

Astronomy Jan 04, 2017

Fast radio burst tied to distant dwarf galaxy, and perhaps magnetar

One of the rare and brief bursts of cosmic radio waves that have puzzled astronomers since they were first detected nearly 10 years ago has finally been tied to a source: an older dwarf galaxy more than 3 billion light years ...

Astronomy Apr 04, 2016

Fast radio burst 'afterglow' was actually a flickering black hole

Last February a team of astronomers reported detecting an afterglow from a mysterious event called a fast radio burst, which would pinpoint the precise position of the burst's origin, a longstanding goal in studies of these ...

Astronomy Mar 09, 2017

Could fast radio bursts be powering alien probes?

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence has looked for many different signs of alien life, from radio broadcasts to laser flashes, without success. However, newly published research suggests that mysterious phenomena ...

General Physics Aug 24, 2016

Can one cosmic enigma help solve another? Astrophysicists argue fast radio bursts could provide clues to dark matter

Astrophysicists from the Johns Hopkins University have proposed a clever new way of shedding light on the mystery of dark matter, believed to make up most of the universe.

Astronomy Oct 30, 2018

The search for the source of a mysterious fast radio burst comes relatively close to home

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are just that – enormous blasts of radio waves from space that only last for a fraction of a second. This makes pinpointing their source a huge challenge.

Astronomy Apr 03, 2018

Understanding fast radio bursts

Astronomers are detecting a mysterious, powerful form of radiation blipping across space, and nobody's quite sure why.

Astronomy Jan 10, 2018

Fast radio bursts 'twists and shouts' help scientists determine source of cosmic blasts

An international group of astronomers has found that the Cornell University-discovered fast radio burst FRB 121102 - a brief, gigantic pulse of radio waves from 3 billion light years away - passes through a veil of magnetized ...

Astronomy Aug 08, 2018

New Canadian radio telescope is detecting fast radio bursts

Since they were first detected in 2007, fast radio bursts (FRBs) have been a source of mystery to astronomers. In radio astronomy, this phenomenon refers to transient radio pulses coming from distant sources that typically ...

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