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Release No.: 2017-09
For Release: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:00am

Could Fast Radio Bursts Be Powering Alien Probes?

An artist's illustration of a light-sail powered by a radio beam (red) generated on the surface of a planet.

An artist's illustration of a light-sail powered by a radio beam (red) generated on the surface of a planet. The leakage from such beams as they sweep across the sky would appear as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), similar to the new population of sources that was discovered recently at cosmological distances.

M. Weiss/CfA