Saturday, June 29, 2019

Mysterious 'fast radio burst' traced back to its home galaxy for first time ever | Fox News

Three and a half billion years ago, a mysterious object on the edge of a distant galaxy spewed forth an intensely bright, vanishingly brief burst of radio energy that shot across the universe.

That pulse of energy — known to its fans in the astronomy community as a fast radio burst (FRB) — passed through a wilderness of gas, dust and empty space on its multi-billion-year journey, slowly stretching and changing color as it moved. Then, for less than a millisecond in 2018, that burst zapped past a special telescope in Earth's Australian outback, giving scientists a rare opportunity to shake hands with one of the most mysterious forms of energy in the universe.

via www.foxnews.com

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2019/06/mysterious-fast-radio-burst-traced-back-to-its-home-galaxy-for-first-time-ever-fox-news.html

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