What Are FRBs? The Discovery of Mysterious Signals From the Cosmos

Scientists are finally poised to figure out the mystery of fast radio bursts, powerful energy blasts from deep space.

By Yvette Cendes|Thursday, February 07, 2019
what are frbs
The greatest mystery of modern radio astronomy comes down to just three letters: FRB. They stand for fast radio bursts, signals that continue to defy explanation. As the name implies, these bursts of radio waves last just a millisecond or two. They’re also incredibly strong, among the brightest radio sources in the sky. That’s despite traveling an incredible distance, up to billions of light-years. Do the math, and it’s clear how powerful these things are. One FRB can easily br...

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