Cosmic mystery of fast radio bursts deepens with flurry of activity

A huge new dataset could soon help unlock the cosmic mystery of fast radio bursts (FRBs). In the space of a few weeks, over 1,600 new signals were detected coming from one of the most well-studied sources of FRBs, essentially ruling out a leading hypot… Continue reading Cosmic mystery of fast radio bursts deepens with flurry of activity

Mysterious radio signals may be coming from undiscovered planets

Astronomers have discovered strange radio signals that could be coming from unseen planets. Models suggest that some of the signals could be produced through interactions between the magnetic fields of planets and their host stars, which could represen… Continue reading Mysterious radio signals may be coming from undiscovered planets

Bizarre repeating radio signal near galactic center may be brand new object

Astronomers have detected a strange radio source coming from somewhere near the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The signal repeats seemingly at random, and can’t be neatly attributed to any known astronomical object, leading the team to consider that i… Continue reading Bizarre repeating radio signal near galactic center may be brand new object

New type of supernova detected as stellar corpse kills companion star

Astronomers have spotted a new type of supernova for the very first time. An unlucky star seems to have prematurely exploded after colliding with an extremely dense object, perhaps a black hole or a neutron star, creating a unique signature in the sky…. Continue reading New type of supernova detected as stellar corpse kills companion star

Multicolored radio rules out more suspects in fast radio burst mystery

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are among the most intriguing cosmic mysteries of our time, and now we might be one step closer to an answer for what creates them. By examining multiple “radio colors” simultaneously in a batch of repeating signals, astronomer… Continue reading Multicolored radio rules out more suspects in fast radio burst mystery