Weird type of fast radio burst discovered 3 billion light-years away


Astronomers have used two of the world’s largest radio telescopes to discover the second-known example of a new type of fast radio burst (FRB) — the mysterious, extremely powerful explosions of radio waves that pulse through space thousands of times a day.

The new FRB, called FRB 190520, is strong evidence that multiple celestial objects could be the source of these enigmatic signals.