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China Discovers A FRB That Is 3 Billion Light Years Away


Chinese scientists have reportedly captured radio signals from a galaxy 3 billion light-years, as per reports. China’s Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is said to have discovered the operational fast radio burst (FRB). The new FRB, designated FRB190520B, was discovered in a dwarf galaxy, according to China’s state-run Global Times.

What Are FRBs

Fast radio bursts are short radio wave flashes that last just a few milliseconds. In 2019, the mystery frequency was discovered in Guizhou, China. FAST scientists observed 75 glimpses from the very same source the next year.

The researchers were able to pinpoint the source with the support of US researchers using observatories in Hawaii, California, and New Mexico. The source is located in a metal-poor dwarf galaxy that is relatively small and fainter than the Milky Way, which is the habitat of the Earth’s planetary system.

In 2016, the US Arecibo Radio Telescope identified one more FRB designated as FRB121102A.


The source of the FRBs still seems to be unknown, while many indicate it could be an indication of alien intelligence. According to the Global Times, barely 5% of the 100s of FRBs are considered to be operational.

However, scientists must still know exactly what causes the nature of the source. Some speculate that the flashes came from a neutron star at the center of a nascent supernova, the term given to a dying star’s catastrophic outburst.

According to a Chinese newspaper story, the recently found FRB190520B has already been operational for a long time.

What IsĀ  FRB190520B

The new FRB, according to the Global Times, does have the “most thermal electron density” and “consistent rupturing activity.” “Four explosions” were observed in the very first 24 seconds, according to findings.

The FRB was described as a “newborn” by Chinese scientists, who also pointed to the “evolutionary” structure of FRBs. The Chinese Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope has identified the very first FRB (FAST).



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