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Radio Flash tracked in faraway galaxy!

posted Feb 25, 2016 23:37:33 by Zeke.Carr
Radio flash tracked to faraway galaxy

BBC News reports scientists have tracked the source of a 'fast radio burst' - a fleeting explosion of radio waves which, in this case, came from a galaxy six billion light-years away

Fast radio bursts last only milliseconds but in that moment, whatever makes them blasts as much energy into space - in the form of radio waves - as our Sun emits in days or even weeks.

Read the BBC story at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35645370
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Eric Marks said Feb 26, 2016 17:42:49
It's amazing how far this technology has come. I saw on the report where the first burst took six years to be reported due to the lag in technology and the fact that they are now looking for these bursts.
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Jenny Vance said Feb 28, 2016 11:46:35
I read this in the news the other day. It may have been from an exploding star in theory. However, if we are to think we are the only beings in the universe then we are fools indeed!
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