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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Astronomers pinpoint location of a single fast radio burst for the first time. Powerful but mysterious outbursts of radio waves are popping off all around us. Researchers using a radio telescope array in Australia have finally traced a one-and-done burst back to the galaxy it came from, a first.

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OK, I know this is kind of a fringe thing, but we've had two threads already on FRBs. I find them fascinating, and to pinpoint one is outstanding news.

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Seriously. What are these things. That's a hell of a lot of power, especially considering they are in the that low of a wavelength?

#1 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-17 02:11 AM | Reply

"Researchers using a radio telescope array in Australia"

Scientists in America, Europe, Oxford and Japan spent years trying to interpret the results, until an intern pointed out they were looking at the graphs upside-down.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-17 02:18 AM | Reply

"Scientists in America, Europe, Oxford and Japan spent years trying to interpret the results, until an intern pointed out they were looking at the graphs upside-down."

LOL is that a true story? It wouldn't surprise me after the initial Hubble flawed mirror.

#3 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-17 02:23 AM | Reply

Scientists in America, Europe, Oxford and Japan spent years trying to interpret the results, until an intern pointed out they were looking at the graphs upside-down.

#2 | Posted by snoofy

You reminded me of this classic From The Far Side

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#4 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-10-17 02:47 AM | Reply

That's a hell of a lot of power

Still not as strong as Troll-Power.....

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-10-17 03:02 AM | Reply

I posted on this a while back.. very interesting.

#6 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-10-17 01:01 PM | Reply

Maybe it's a giant Microwave oven.

#7 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-17 03:48 PM | Reply

"Scientists in America, Europe, Oxford and Japan spent years trying to interpret the results, until an intern pointed out they were looking at the graphs upside-down."

In Space is there actually "upside down"? I don't actually think there is up or down in Space.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2019-10-18 10:28 AM | Reply

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