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"The CHIME discovery points to a huge potential", says Shami Chatterjee, a senior researcher at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science told National Geographic.

The radio telescope was still in its pre-commissioning phase and operating with only a small amount of its full capacity in the summer of 2018 when it detected this and 12 singular fast radio bursts. Now a Canadian research team has found a repeating signal, only the second of its kind to be discovered. Data recorded several years earlier by the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia showed a fleeting but powerful radio emission coming from an unidentified source in space. A second source of repeating fast radio bursts.

The stunning rate at which CHIME detected the FRBs is due to its revolutionary design.

A globuler cluster of stars captured by the Hubble telescope.

The repeating burst was among 13 fast radio bursts (FRB) recorded by a radio telescope located in B.C.'s Okanagan Valley.

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In brief: In what is only the second time in history, astronomers have discovered ultra-brief repeating energy bursts from deep space. That suggests there might be even more of them, too low to be picked up by CHIME, reported The Independent. According to two new papers published today (Jan. 9) in the journal Nature, scientists working at the CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) radio telescope in the hills of British Columbia have detected 13 new FRBs in just a two-month span.

The FRBs were detected first by accident in 2007 as a burst signal in radio astronomy data collected in 2001 was spotted. "And that's why finding more FRBs is so exciting for us". The previous record of lowest-frequency FRB was of 700 megahertz.

Scientists around the world are abuzz at the news that a radio telescope in Canada has detected a slew of high-energy astronomical phenomena known as fast radio bursts (FRBs). The "scattering" phenomenon was detected in the radio bursts, which can help answer questions about the atmosphere surrounding the origin. If we want to apprehend them one day, then it will probably be necessary to think and build even more sensitive instruments.

One member of the team, Dr Cherry Ng, says the latest FRBs could be coming from "some sort of dense clump like a supernova [exploding star] remnant". The frequency patterns also share some characteristics with magnetars, those rotating neutron stars that have always been suspected to be FRB sources. "But it has to be in some special place to give us all the scattering that we see".

"Whatever the source of these radio waves is, it is interesting to see how wide a range of frequencies it can produce", said Arun Naidu of McGill University, who was also part of the team of researchers who studied the signals.

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