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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

Cosmology

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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