The CHIME telescope has released its first catalog with 492 unique sources of fast radio bursts, the brief flashes of radio waves that have been intriguing astronomers over the past decade.
In-depth analysis of a flash of radio waves coming from a Milky Way magnetar have convinced astronomers: Magnetars produce at least some fast radio bursts.
This week, astronomers announce a newborn magnetar and a fast radio burst that's bursting to a beat.
Recent observations have pinpointed the location of a fifth fast radio burst, shedding light on the environs that create these powerful sources.
Astronomers have narrowed down the location of a third "fast radio burst" to a galaxy very like the Milky Way.
What causes the bizarre, extragalactic fast radio bursts we’ve detected over the last decade? An unusually bright supernova may hold the answer.
A new radio telescope has spotted scores of mysterious fast radio bursts — including the second known repeating one.
The first "fast radio burst" detected by the Canadian CHIME radio telescope is a tantalizing hint of what’s to come.
A repeating fast radio burst first detected in 2012 likely formed within a potent magnetic field — opening up the ambiguity of what caused the mysterious burst.
Ground- and space-based observations have now shed intriguing new light on a mysterious radio source more than 3 billion light-years away.