Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are radio signals of incredible power from deep space. In a split second, as much energy is released as 500 million Suns generate. Inconsistency and suddenness have caused bursts to be almost impossible to study.
In 2018, a radio telescope was built that searched and analyzed radio bursts over British Columbia. On April 28, 2020, he managed to fix a powerful phenomenon.
Scientists from the University of Toronto found that the outbreak was comparable to extragalactic bursts and that the source should be in our galaxy. The flash arose at the point where the previously studied object emitted x-rays. After comparing the coordinates, it turned out that the FRBs were generated by a magnetized stellar core with an incredibly fast rotation speed.
Although the source was discovered, scientists still doubt the exact nature of radio bursts. Experts have put forward 50 theories, including the evaporation of black holes, and the breaks of cosmic strings, and UFO power plants.
The most reasonable explanation seems to be the theory of magnetars. The incoming signals are polarized, which indicates one thing – they are formed in a highly magnetized field. In our galaxy, there are also many magnetars, which means that bursts should also form near us. And this happened later. Long-term studies were not in vain, scientists exhaled with relief.
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