8 New Fast Radio Burst Sources Offer New Opportunities for Insights

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An artist’s illustration of a neutron star, a proposed source for fast radio bursts. (Credit: Casey Reed – Penn State University/Wikimedia Commons)

Fast radio bursts are one of the most puzzling phenomena in
astrophysics. But a new discovery of eight new sources for them might help
scientists figure out what’s causing these intense outbursts of energy coming
from distant galaxies.

The newly discovered bursts are from repeating sources,
meaning they were observed to burst multiple times. P

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