As reported by Global News – Scientists in California have detected 15 repeating radio bursts from a recurring source in deep space.
Late last year, international researchers, including those from McGill University, discovered that the same source was emitting Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) from a dwarf galaxy three-billion light-years away. Researchers at the Breakthrough Listen lab at the University of California Berkeley recently recorded 15 FRBs from FRB 121102 – the same FRB from last year.
In an interview with CBS-affiliate KPIX, UC Berkeley astronomer Steve Croft shed some light on what might be causing the FRBs.
“The leading theory is really all of this has something to do with neutron stars or maybe something to do with neutron stars with strong magnetic fields known as magentars, and the way those magnetic fields interact with the materials surrounding them,” said Croft.