June 30, 2019

A team of international astronomers have determined for the first time the precise source of a single/ one-off fast radio bursts (FRBs).


  • The signal has been named FRB 180924 - they're named for the date of detection - and it originated in the outskirts of a Milky Way-sized galaxy roughly 3.6 billion light-years from Earth.

  • Pinning it down could help scientists finally understand what causes these one-off FRBs.

  • It's only the second fast radio burst ever to have been traced to a location. The first, called FRB 121102, is a special case, because it bursts repeatedly. Locating the source of one-off FRB presented a much more difficult challenge.

Source : The Hindu