Scientists Perplexed By Deep-Space Explosions

Iinternational astronomers have detected four interstellar explosions, known as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), above the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. They last only a few thousandths of a second and send powerful signals billions of light years.

Principal investigator Dan Thornton of the University of Manchester in England said, “These bursts gave off more energy in a millisecond than the sun does in 300,000 years,”

Using the CSIRO Parkes radio telescope in Australia the team spotted 4 new sources across the sky. Ranging up to 10 billion light-years away. To put that in perspective, the universe is only 13.8 billion years old, so some of these bursts have taken nearly the entire history of the universe to get to our planet.

Check out the full article with a bunch more info at space.com

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