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Astronomers Just Detected A Mysterious Repeating Cosmic Radio Burst — Again

Astronomers Just Detected A Mysterious Repeating Cosmic Radio Burst — Again

Canadian scientists have detected 13 new fast radio bursts, those mysterious, split-second, high-energy pulses that reach us from unknown origins billions of light-years away. Intriguingly, one of these newly documented bursts is a repeater, becoming just the second-known repeating fast radio burst among the 60 documented so far.

Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts Just Got Even More Interesting

Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts Just Got Even More Interesting

Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are a source of endless fascination. But despite a decade of observations, not all astronomers are sure that they’re real. A study out in Nature today, which reports the very first recurring FRB, is now causing lingering scepticism to evaporate.