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).

SETI project homes in on strange ‘fast radio bursts’

An initiative set up to find signs of intelligent life in the universe has detected a series of mysterious radio signals from a dwarf galaxy 3 billion light years away.

Astronomers Just Detected The Brightest Fast Radio Burst Ever

Radio astronomers have recently detected three of FRB events, including the brightest ever recorded.

Fast radio bursts may be firing off every second

Fast radio bursts were first detected in 2001. Since then, astronomers have found a couple of dozen FRBs, but they still don’t know what causes these rapid and powerful bursts of radio emission.

Breakthrough Detects Fast Radio Bursts Coming from Distant Galaxy

Using the Green Bank Telescope, researchers with Breakthrough Listen recently detected repeating fast radio bursts coming from a distant galaxy.

Extraterrestrial Origin Of Fast Radio Burst Phenomenon Confirmed

Australian researchers have detected three of Fast Radio Bursts in just six months using MOST telescope in Canberra, Australia. In doing so, they were able to confirm that these FRBs really do come from outer space.