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Release No.: 2017-28
For Release: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:00am

Fast Radio Bursts May Be Firing Off Every Second

artist's impression shows part of the cosmic web

This artist's impression shows part of the cosmic web, a filamentary structure of galaxies that extends across the entire sky. The bright blue, point sources shown here are the signals from Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) that may accumulate in a radio exposure lasting for a few minutes. The radio signal from an FRB lasts for only a few thousandths of a second, but they should occur at high rates.

M. Weiss/CfA