One of the most baffling puzzles of modern astrophysics is the nature of fast radio bursts, which were discovered in 2007. These are seemingly rare, extremely bright flashes of light with radio wavelengths. They last only milliseconds; originate outside our galaxy, the Milky Way; come from regions with enormously strong magnetic fields; and pass through a significant amount of gas or dust before reaching Earth.
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Written by Emma Platts and Amanda Weltman from The Conversation December 14, 2018
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