Mystery: Fast Radio Bursts in Space

 Tracked by a Powerful Telescope in Canada

                                                          Source:  CHIME & 1st Radio Signal Burst

Intergalactic Mystery

International researchers using a high powered, new Canadian telescope named CHIME, have detected hundreds of fast and mysterious radio bursts in space that quickly disappear.  These bright flashes of light last for a millisecond.  The quickness of the signal makes it unpredictable and extremely difficult to track the origin and determine the reason why. As a result, astronomers are baffled and the source remains shrouded in mystery. These fast radio signals from space have a name - FRB's.  140 FRB bursts of lighted radio signals in space were observed between 2008 and 2018.  Experts believe, because of the CHIME telescope, the vast majority of radio bursts have gone undetected, until now.

CHIME in British Columbia

The highly advanced telescope CHIME went live in 2018 in British Columbia.  In the first year of its operation, it detected 535 fast radio bursts in space.  This information has just been reported to the American Astronomical Society Meeting.  The information reveals that most of the bursts are happening once.  But 61 bursts were repetitive, fast radio bursts from 18 sources.  The repeating bursts last longer and provide a better opportunity for scientists to determine their origin, what causes them and what fundamental messages they are sending from space.  It is a mystery in space that new technology is now giving access for a closer look.  For a comprehensive looks at current and upcoming space missions, go to


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