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Artistic depiction of a fast radio burst (FRB). Image from M. Kornmesser via the ESO Dr. Ellie Arroway from the 1997 film Contact is not the only scientist carefully studying radio emissions from space. Scientists recently discovered the first repetitive fast radio bursts (FRBs). This discovery may help scientists to better understand the source of this mysterious phenomenon. Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are intense radio pulses from deep space that typically last a few milliseconds. They are “extragalactic” or arise outside the Milky Way Galaxy. Their frequency ranges between 400-1400 MHz and their frequencies depend on their wavelength. FRBs were first detected in 2007 as scientists... Read more...