Fast Radio Bursts

CHIME Outrigger telescopes boost search for fast radio bursts

Published: 30Mar2022

In the quest to identify the origins of one of astronomy’s biggest mysteries – fast radio bursts (FRBs) – Canada’s world-renowned telescope, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment ...

Real-time alert system heralds new era in fast radio burst research

Published: 4Jan2022

McGill University scientists have developed a new system for sharing the enormous amount of data being generated by the CHIME radio telescope in its search for fast radio bursts (FRBs), the...

Over 500 new FRBs detected in single year due to CHIME telescope

Published: 9Jun2021

Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, blaze for a few milliseconds before vanishing without a trace. Their origins are unknown, and their appearance is unpredictable. In the decade following their discovery...

Fast radio bursts shown to include lower frequency radio waves than previously detected

Published: 15Apr2021

Since fast radio bursts (FRBs) were first discovered over a decade ago, scientists have puzzled over what could be generating these intense flashes of radio waves from outside of our galaxy. In a...

New Canadian telescope will map largest volume of space ever surveyed

Published: 7Sep2017

A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science,...

Homing in on source of mysterious cosmic radio bursts

Published: 4Jan2017

Astronomers have pinpointed for the first time the home galaxy of a Fast Radio Burst, moving scientists a step closer to detecting what causes these powerful but fleeting pulses of radio waves....

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