Precise Location, Distance Provide Breakthrough in Study of Fast Radio Bursts

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nrao_Gallery_nrao16df03 July 7th, 2010

Credit: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF; Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA

In January 2017, for the first time, astronomers pinpointed the location in the sky of a Fast Radio Burst (FRB), allowing them to determine the distance and home galaxy of one of these mysterious pulses of radio waves. The new information rules out several suggested explanations for the source of FRBs.

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/news/fast-radio-burst/

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

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Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF; Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA
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2010-07-07T18:11
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