June 28, 2019

Origin of a non-repeating fast radio burst pinpointed

An article published in the journal “Science” reports the localization of the point of origin of a non-repeating fast radio burst. A team of researchers led by Keith Bannister of CSIRO (Australia’s Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organization) discovered the fast radio burst cataloged as FRB 180924 with the ASKAP radio telescope and then proceeded using the Keck, Gemini South and VLT telescopes to pinpoint its origin in a galaxy about 3.6 billion light years away. Before this result, only the origin of a repeating fast radio burst was pinpointed.