With an ideal dataset of many localized FRBs, how can the diffuse gas fraction in the IGM be constrained?
Previously it was revealed that FRBs may be coming from dwarf galaxies, but a new study by an Australian team reveals that they may originate from different places.
We report on Day 2 of the winter AAS meeting in National Harbor, MD. Highlights include an exciting update on the repeating fast radio burst, a look at the evolution of galaxy clusters and what’s between them, and a summary of the state of gravitational-wave astronomy.
Outreach extraordinaire, Lawrence Rudnick, employs both radio and x-rays to investigate the dynamics of the intercluster medium. Be sure to read this interview before his plenary talk at #AAS231 on Wednesday!
Has a counterpart finally been detected for the ever-elusive fast radio bursts that have been detected outside of our Galaxy? Well, that’s a tricky question…
Mysteriously brief and extremely energetic radio signals are beamed at us thousands of times a day. We thought we finally figured out where one came from… or did we?