Ep. 475: Fast Radio Bursts

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You know what’s fun? Mysteries. Here’s one: fast radio bursts. Astronomers have been detecting mysterious one-time signals from across the sky. What’s causing them? Nobody knows for sure, but the search is on to get to the bottom of them.

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Show Notes

Fast Radio Bursts
Duncan Lorimer and his student David Narkevic – Lorimer Burst
Parkes Observatory
interferometer UTMOST
Paul Scholz at McGill University
Green Bank Telescope
Breakthrough Listen
Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME)


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One Response to Ep. 475: Fast Radio Bursts

  1. susie January 24, 2018 at 12:44 am #

    We’re working on fixing it now. It’ll be updated as soon as we get new version.

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