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What has been making at least seventy very powerful and “fast radio bursts (FRBs)” over the past two decades from many different parts of our universe, including at least eighteen from the same small galaxy 2.5 billion light-years from Earth where the phenomenon was first seen to repeat from the same unknown source on November 2, 2012?  That repeater was known as “FRB 121102.”  The significance of that repeating fast radio burst was that whatever was emitting the powerful energy bursts was not destroying the emitter.

This fact has astonished astrophysicists because the power of these mysterious “fast radio bursts” is 500 million times the power of our solar system’s sun. But each documented burst to date has lasted only about 3 to 5 milliseconds — without any afterglow.

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Category: Science