Magnetar

Stellar Science

Astronomers Discover a Newborn Magnetar and a New Cosmic Beat

This week, astronomers announce a newborn magnetar and a fast radio burst that's bursting to a beat.

Magnetar

Stellar Science

Milky Way Magnetar Makes Fast Radio Burst

Fast radio bursts are mysterious — and powerful — flashes of radio waves. Now, we've found one of these flashes coming from a magnetar in our own galaxy.

Host Galaxy of a Radio Flash

Stellar Science

New Mysterious Radio Flash Pinned Down; Hundreds More Being Discovered

Recent observations have pinpointed the location of a fifth fast radio burst, shedding light on the environs that create these powerful sources.

Owens Valley Radio Observatory

Stellar Science

Astronomers Identify Host Galaxy of a Third Radio Flash

Astronomers have narrowed down the location of a third "fast radio burst" to a galaxy very like the Milky Way.

ASKAP in Western Australia

Stellar Science

Astronomers Pinpoint New Fast Radio Burst

A next-gen Australian radio array has enabled astronomers to home in on the source of a mysterious fast radio burst — and the source is not what they expected.

Superluminous supernova (artist's impression)

Stellar Science

A Link Between Fast Radio Bursts, Magnetars, and Supernovae?

What causes the bizarre, extragalactic fast radio bursts we’ve detected over the last decade? An unusually bright supernova may hold the answer.

CHIME

9 january 2019

Bevy of Mysterious Radio Bursts Finds Second Repeating Source

A new radio telescope has spotted scores of mysterious fast radio bursts — including the second known repeating one.

CHIME

Stellar Science

The Storm Begins: Canadian Telescope Spots Its First Radio Burst

The first "fast radio burst" detected by the Canadian CHIME radio telescope is a tantalizing hint of what’s to come.

Arecibo Observatory and mystyery flash

Stellar Science

Mysterious Cosmic Bursts Traced to Extreme Environment

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.

Fast radio burst FRB 121102

Stellar Science

Homing in on the Source of a Mysterious Fast Radio Burst

Ground- and space-based observations have now shed intriguing new light on a mysterious radio source more than 3 billion light-years away.

Fast radio burst FRB 121102

Stellar Science

Fast Radio Burst has a Surprising Source

For the first time, a team of astronomers has placed a fast radio burst on the cosmic map, allowing them to better pinpoint its mysterious origin.

FRB spectrum

Cosmology

Radio Bursts Herald Future Science

For the first time, astronomers have discovered a (potential) high-energy counterpart to a fast radio burst, and also used a different burst to probe the cosmic web.

Australia's Compact Array

Stellar Science

Astronomers Pinpoint Mysterious Radio Burst

A radio burst with the energy of a hundred million Suns has finally been placed on the cosmic map, enabling scientists to investigate the origin of these mysterious bursts.

Professional Telescopes

Microwave Ovens Spark Radio Signals

After 17 years, researchers using the Parkes radio telescope in Australia have identified the culprit behind a mysterious type of radio signal: two on-site microwave ovens.

Stellar Science

New Radio Burst Deepens Mystery

A newly discovered radio burst places these ultrafast, ultrabright pulses on the cosmic map of unknown phenomena.

Stellar Science

Mystery Signals from Space

Four powerful radio bursts have left astronomers scratching their heads. The bursts appear to come from several billion light-years away and could provide a whole new look at the universe — but observers aren't sure what they are.

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