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Weird radio bursts are from 3 billion light-years away - Futurity: Research News

Researchers have uncovered the source of mysterious cosmic radio waves known as “fast radio bursts.” The bursts were first seen about 10 years ago, and scientists suspected they were coming from within the Milky Way galaxy, or from cosmic neighbors ...and more »

Strange Radio Bursts Seen Coming From a Galaxy Far, Far Away - National Geographic

Astronomers have at last pinpointed the home galaxy of an extremely powerful radio blast, offering clues to what caused the enigmatic event. illustration of satellite receivers. View Images. The discovery of a faint radio burst in a dwarf galaxy three ...and more »

Homing in on source of mysterious cosmic radio bursts - McGill Newsroom

Astronomers have pinpointed for the first time the home galaxy of a Fast Radio Burst, moving scientists a step closer to detecting what causes these powerful but fleeting pulses of radio waves. FRBs, which last just a few thousandths of a second, have ...and more »

The Mystery of Astronomy's 'Fast Radio Bursts' Only Gets More Beautiful From Here - WIRED

Billions of years ago, an unknown object sent a seriously bright burst of radio waves into space. They traveled across the universe, past galaxies and clouds of gas and who knows what else. And in 2012, the burst arrived at the Arecibo radio telescope ...and more »

Fast Radio Bursts Now a Bit Less Mysterious - Discover Magazine (blog)

The dishes of the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array depicted making the first-ever localization of a Fast Radio Burst. (Credit: Danielle Futselaar [www.artsource.nl]). For as long as astronomers have known about Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), they've been ...and more »

Mysterious radio bursts originate outside the Milky Way - Science Magazine

Scientists have identified the source of mysterious flashes of cosmic radio waves known as fast radio bursts (FRBs): a surprisingly small galaxy more than 3 billion light-years away. The discovery may help researchers understand one of the biggest ...and more »

Newfound Source of Mysterious Cosmic Bursts Poses Deeper Enigmas - Scientific American

This composite visible-light image from Gemini Observatory reveals a faint, faraway dwarf galaxy thought to be the source of the fast radio burst 121102. Credit: Gemini Observatory, AURA, NSF, NRC. Advertisement. Until 10 years ago, radio astronomers ...and more »

Surprise! Monster Burst of Radio Waves Arose in Tiny Galaxy - Space.com

For the first time, scientists have directly traced an incredibly intense, blindingly bright burst of radio waves — known as an FRB — back to its home galaxy. Surprisingly, this impressive cosmic radio flasher has somewhat humble origins, according ...and more »

Mysterious radio signal traced to dwarf galaxy light-years away - CNN

(CNN) A mysterious signal that has confounded scientists for years has been traced to a spot in the sky more than 3 billion light-years away. Almost a decade after the first fast radio burst (FRB) was discovered, an international team of researchers ...and more »

Mysterious radio burst came from a galaxy 2.5 billion light years away, astronomers discover - Washington Post

For the first time, scientists have nailed down a source of fast radio bursts, one of astronomy's most enigmatic phenomena. A dim dwarf galaxy 2.5 billion light years from Earth is sending out the mysterious millisecond-long blasts of radio waves ...and more »