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Scientists paint best yet portrait of closest known fast radio burst – Space.com

Two new studies paint a detailed portrait of the closest known FRB.

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Scientists have uncovered more details about perhaps the most famous repeating fast radio burst
, a mysterious phenomenon astronomers cannot yet explain.
Astronomers first spotted this fast radio burst, known as FRB20180916B, in 2018, just over a decade after FRBs were first discovered. Although some FRBs are individual flashes in the night, some cycle rhythmically
over and over again; this particular FRB is of the latter category, bursting for four days and then remaining quiet for 12. It’s also…

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