Record fast radio burst recorded by the Parks Observatory

Record fast radio burst recorded by the Parks Observatory

The Parks Observatory

Scientists from the Parks Observatory (Australia) reported a record-breaking radio burst (FRB) on March 9, 2018. FRB - millisecond bursts of radio waves, released from unknown parts of space. The first recorded event occurred in 2001, but only in 2007 it was able to confirm.

Since then, 32 more events have been found and all but one have been one-time. The rest remain mysteries. Many suspect that they are generated by cataclysmic events associated with black holes or neutron stars.

Record FRB arrived within a short period in which three entries were made: the earlier one — March 1, and the later — March 11. This is an unusual record in one month, because such phenomena are extremely difficult to fix because of their unpredictability. No one just knows when and in which part of the sky this will happen. But things can change. Experts believe that FRB can appear every day. And we do not see them just because we do not have a telescope pointing to the target. About FRB little information. But we know that everyone has a sweep frequency, which means they come from afar (billions of light years). The fact that we see them after such a long journey hints at the incredible brightness of the source (neutron stars or black holes).

Scientists expect many more discoveries in the coming years, so there are more and more interested in finding people. There are also optimistic opinions about their nature. Most believe that they should repeat their appearance. We just need to wait and catch this second time from the same source.

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