Astronomers Find 25 Fast Radio Bursts That Keep Repeating

Of the over 1,000 FRBs detected to date, only 29 were identified as repeating. The nature of fast radio bursts is still unknown.

A New FRB Signal Has Buzzed Nearly 2,000 Times in Two Months

The object, named FRB 20201124A, was detected with FAST telescope in China. We still don't know the souce of these signals from space. And this recent discovery just added more to the mystery.  

A Bizarre Radio Signal From Deep Space Has Been Detected

Not only was it very long, lasting about three seconds, but there were periodic peaks that were remarkably precise, emitting every fraction of a second – like a heartbeat. This is the first time the signal itself is periodic.

Nature of fast radio bursts clarified

By connecting two of the biggest radio telescopes in the world, astronomers have discovered that a simple binary wind  fast radio bursts after all. The bursts may come from a highly magnetized, isolated neutron star - magnetar. 

CHIME Detected Over 500 Fast Radio Burst in its First Year

The CHIME radio observatory detected over 500 Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) during its first year in operation. Before CHIME, there were less than 100 total discovered FRBs.

Hubble Has Tracked Down the Source of 5 Fast Radio Bursts

FRBs are powerful jets of energy that has mysterious origins. The research team performed a survey of eight FRBs, from which they were able to determine that five of them originated from a spiral arm in their host galaxies.

Milky Way magnetar likely source of fast radio burst

Until now, the source of Fast Radio Bursts was a mystery. Now astronomers at multiple institutions have pinpointed the FRB spotted in the Milky Way and conclude it most likely was generated by a magnetar.

Repeating cycle in unusual cosmic radio bursts

Astronomers have discovered that emissions from an object known as a repeating Fast Radio Burst follow a cyclic pattern repeating every 157 days.

First-Ever Detection of a Fast Radio Burst in Our Own Galaxy

A Milky Way magnetar called SGR 1935+2154 may have just massively contributed to solving the mystery of powerful deep-space radio signals that have vexed astronomers for years.

Even More Repeating Fast Radio Bursts Discovered

The CHIME radio telescope array has detected nine new fast radio bursts on repeat, which are revealing things about this strange phenomenon.

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. 

Repeating Radio Waves From Deep Space Intrigue Scientists

Astronomers in Canada have detected a mysterious volley of radio waves from far outside our galaxy. What corner of the universe these powerful waves come from and the forces that produced them remain unknown.

Aussie telescope doubles the number of mysterious 'fast radio bursts'

Australian researchers using a CSIRO radio telescope in Western Australia have nearly doubled the known number of 'fast radio bursts'— powerful flashes of radio waves from deep space.

Artificial intelligence used to find undetected fast radio bursts

Using artificial intelligence algorithms, researchers with the Breakthrough Listen project discovered 72 previously undetected fast radio bursts from a still-unknown source some 3 billion light years away.

New Canadian Radio Telescope is Detecting Fast Radio Bursts

The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a revolutionary new radio telescope, recently made its first-ever detection of a possible Fast Radio Burst (FRB).