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Release No.: 2013-30
For Release: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 9:00am

Fast Radio Bursts Might Come From Nearby Stars

The Sun

New research suggests that mysterious events known as fast radio bursts might come from nearby flaring stars, rather than more energetic events in the distant universe. This image of the Sun, from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows a lower-energy example of the kind of event that could cause fast radio bursts.