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Release No.: 2017-07
For Release: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:15pm

Astronomers Propose a Cell Phone Search for Galactic Fast Radio Bursts

Artist impression of a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) reaching Earth.

Artist impression of a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) reaching Earth. The colors represent the burst arriving at different radio wavelengths, with long wavelengths (red) arriving several seconds after short wavelengths (blue). This delay is called dispersion and occurs when radio waves travel through cosmic plasma.

Jingchuan Yu, Beijing Planetarium / NRAO