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FRB121102

(first repeating FRB discovered)

FRB121102 was a fast radio burst (FRB) that has since repeated, i.e., additional FRBs have come from the same direction, the first such FRB recorded. This has created much research interest given the opportunities to locate and study the source and study the repeating FRBs in more depth. As of 11/2019, hundreds of bursts have been detected from that location, as well as a persistent radio source, apparently synchrotron radiation, and an optical source consisting of a dwarf galaxy with redshift 0.193. Theories include some involving flashes from a neutron star.


(transient,FRB)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_radio_burst#FRB_121102
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017Natur.541...58C/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017ApJ...834L...7T/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017ApJ...843L...8B/abstract
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
.193749Mpc2.44GlyFRB121102
Coordinates:FRB121102
J053209.60+330513.4

Referenced by pages:
fast radio burst (FRB)

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