FRBs: Repeating Radio Signals Coming from Distant Universe Detected by Astronomers

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FRBs: Repeating Radio Signals Coming from Distant Universe Detected by Astronomers

Post by kbot » 08-30-2017 01:30 PM

Surely beats what's going on here at home......

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Since their discovery over 15 years ago, almost two dozen FRBs have been recorded. Most often, they are one-off events, but in 2016 scientists announced in Nature they had found a repeating radio signal—FRB 121102. By monitoring and tracking this repeating burst, they were able to trace it back to a dwarf galaxy three billion light years away. Still, the source remained elusive. Nothing that we know of in that region of space could be producing these signals.

Now, the Breakthrough Listen team has detected 15 more busts coming from FRB 121102. Vishal Gajjar, postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, where Breakthrough Listen is based, observed the new bursts during a monitoring effort run. Over five hours of observation, he and his colleagues collected 400 terabytes of data over the 4 to 8 GHz frequency band—or C-band, which is mostly used for satellite communications transmissions.
http://www.newsweek.com/frb-fast-radio- ... ten-657144
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