Science in a Minute 121218 Astronomers Detect 20 Fast Radio Bursts in One Year

December 12, 2018 08:43 AM
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A fast radio burst is a pulse of radio frequency emissions that last just a couple of milliseconds. Only 25 of these FRB's had been detected between 2007 and 2016. But new technology has allowed scientists to detect 20 of them this year alone.