Science | Scientists explore the origins of fast radio bursts
by John Dawson
Posted 11/12/20, 02:46 pm
For years, scientists have noticed seemingly random radio signals emanating from the heavens. Now, thanks in part to enterprising scientists and an antenna made of cake pans, they might have an answer.
Discovered in 2007 by an American astronomer, so-called fast radio bursts are rare and faint. They last only thousandths of a second and are barely strong enough to stand out against the natural static of the universe.