For the first time, astronomers have linked a mysterious fast radio burst with gravitational waves

March 29th, 2023

The Conversation, Other, 28/03/2023, William James
[…] FRBs are incredibly powerful pulses of radio waves from space lasting about a thousandth of a second. Using data from a radio telescope in Australia, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) astronomers have found that most FRBs come from galaxies so distant, light takes billions of years to reach us . But what produces these radio wave bursts has been puzzling astronomers since an initial detection in 2007.

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