Tidal capture of an asteroid by a magnetar

Recently astronomers have been able to associate two seemingly unrelated phenomena: an explosive event known as a fast radio burst and the change in speed of a spinning magnetar. And now new research suggests that the cause ...

A new theory to explain fast radio bursts

A pair of astrophysicists, one with Princeton University, the other the University of Maryland, has developed a new theory to explain fast radio bursts (FRBs). In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, ...

New research offers insight into fast radio bursts

Researchers using a telescope owned and operated by CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have detected a "fast radio burst" in a nearby galaxy that questions what we know about how the phenomena form.

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