astrophysics

Mysterious Energy Signals Called “Fast Radio Bursts” Come From Outer Space, Scientists Confirm

Image credit: M. Weiss/Center for Astrophysics In 2007, a West Virginia University astrophysicist named Duncan Lorimer detected a brief yet very strong burst of radio emission coming from an unidentified source in space while combing through archival data from the Parkes Observatory telescope in Australia. Lorimer’s discovery introduced us to a new class of objects dubbed “fast radio bursts” or…

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