Astronomers witness birth of new star from stellar explosion

The explosions of stars, known as supernovae, can be so bright they outshine their host galaxies. They take months or years to fade away, and sometimes, the gaseous remains of the explosion slam into hydrogen-rich gas and ...

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 ...

Understanding fast radio bursts

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

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