WHAT WE KNOW
- Astronomers have detected "fast radio bursts" very short pulses of radio waves coming from somewhere in the universe using two of the world's largest telescopes.
- Imagine this...these bursts are coming from a galaxy over 3 BILLION light-years from earth repeated 16 times. WHAT THE H?! They say these are the only known fast radio bursts that have been repeated.
- Since 2007, several of these bursts have been recorded by telescopes around the world and they are a mystery to astrophysicists for over a decade when they were first discovered. What they are beginning to hone in on the specific source of the bursts.
- They are highly energetic but last just a few thousandths of a second.