Over 500 New Fast Radio Bursts Detected

A staggering 535 fast radio bursts (FRBs) were reportedly detected by a new telescope in Canada over the course of its first year in operation. Constituting something of a space mystery, since their source is uncertain, the enormously powerful flashes of radio waves that last for mere milliseconds have captivated the astronomical community since first being discovered in 2007. Although initially thought to be fairly rare, research into FRBs over the last 14 years has revealed that they are actually somewhat commonplace in space, albeit hard to detect due to their fleeting nature.

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