RADIO-BURST DISCOVERY DEEPENS ASTROPHYSICS MYSTERY
Brief pulse detected by Arecibo telescope appears to come from far beyond our galaxy
From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton
Released: 10-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: McGill University
Newswise — The discovery of a split-second burst of radio waves by scientists using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico provides important new evidence of mysterious pulses that appear to come from deep in outer space.
The finding by an international team of astronomers, published July 10 in The Astrophysical Journal, marks the first time that a so-called “fast radio burst” has been detected using an instrument other than the Parkes radio telescope in Australia.
Scientists using the Parkes Observatory have recorded a handful of such events, but the lack of any similar findings by other facilities had led to speculation that the Australian instrument might have been picking up signals originating…
View original post 714 more words