Repeating Signals From Across Space

  • 11 Sep 2019

FAST has picked up a repeating space signal known as a fast radio burst. Known as FRB 121102: first picked up in 2012 at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, it's appeared several times since. Its origin remains a mystery. 

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