What does it take to upgrade an existing radio telescope to survey fast radio bursts?
New observations of starless and prestellar cores in Taurus reveal an unexpectedly rich complex chemistry.
Fast radio bursts are one of the most interesting phenomena in the universe, but we still don’t know what causes them. Does FRB 181112 hold the key?
Aboard the Voyager probe lies two golden phonographic records with information meant for alien life. Today’s bite explores what we put on those records and why.
Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are a newer and somewhat mysterious phenomenon in radio astronomy. This paper details how the authors used a new instrument called CHIME/FRB to observe and put new constraints on FRB 121102, one of the few FRBs known to repeatedly send signals.
Pulsars emit radio radiation, but sometimes they just randomly switch off. Why is that?