FRB 180814.J0422+73 Calling

Scientists recently measured mysteriously repeating radio signals coming from a galaxy 1.5 billion light-years away. The repeating signal was part of 13 fast radio bursts (FRBs) detected by a new telescope in Canada.

Fast radio bursts are not exceedingly rare, however, this is only the second repeating FRB to be measured in history. The finding was recently published in the journal Nature and was conducted by a CHIME/FRB Collaboration, including contributors from Harvard University, MIT, University of British Columbia, Space Science Institute and The University of Toronto among others.

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