Scientists Detected a Strange Repeating Fast Radio Burst (FRB) Originating From a Distant Galaxy

Scientists Detected a Strange Repeating Fast Radio Burst (FRB) Originating From a Distant Galaxy ...

astronomers have been tasked with finding a new and strange fast radio burst from a three-mile radius. FRB or a fast radio burst are often repeated, but often, these radio bursts occur and never repeat. In the most recent research, the radio burst was discovered when it launched a burst of radio waves on May 20, 2019.

In November of the same year, a five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical radio telescope was discovered.

Upon further observation of the FRB 190520 using the FAST, astronomers found that it emitted frequent repeating radio bursts of radio waves, unlike other FRBs. These findings were part of a new study published in the journal Nature.

In 2020, a team of scientists used the National Science Foundations Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and other telescopes to show its origin. Subaru Telescope in Hawaii drilled into the object and provided a clear picture. In addition, a visual inspection revealed that the burst originated from a three-day distant dwarf galaxy.

According to Casey Law, a staff scientist in radio astronomy at the California Institute of Technology and co-author of the study. These characteristics make this one look a lot like the very first FRB whose position was determined also by the VLA back in 2016; the 2016 object, called FRB 121102, also emitted a combination of repeating burst like in FRB 190520. Now we have two like this, and that brings up some important concerns.

The latest findings has caused astronomers to speculate if there are two kinds of fast radio bursts. FRBs like the FRB 190520 are believed to be capable of being used as a tool to investigate the material between them.

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