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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 »

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 »

In a first, scientists detect 'fast radio bursts' from beyond the Milky Way galaxy - Los Angeles Times

Sifting through the heavens like prospectors panning silt for a glint of gold, astronomers say they have finally pinpointed the source of so-called fast radio bursts – brief, powerful and mysterious flashes of light. The discovery, described in a paper ...and more »

Mysterious cosmic radio blasts traced to surprising source - Nature.com

Radio telescopes at New Mexico's Very Large Array are helping to solve the mystery of fast radio bursts. Astronomers have pinpointed the location of an enigmatic celestial object that spits out brief, but powerful, blasts of radio waves. Surprisingly ...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 »

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 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 »

Fast radio burst tied to distant dwarf galaxy and, perhaps, magnetar - UC Berkeley

One of the rare and brief bursts of cosmic radio waves that have puzzled astronomers since they were first detected nearly 10 years ago has finally been tied to a source: an older dwarf galaxy more than 3 billion light years from Earth. the Very Large ...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 »

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 »