Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are extraordinarily short and powerful radio waves that can travel across billions of light-years. Still, they usually last for only a fraction of a second.

FRBs were discovered in 2007 and have since become one of the most fascinating mysteries in astronomy. The precise origin of FRBs remains shrouded in uncertainty. Scientists are still trying to pinpoint the objects or events that produce them.

Several possibilities have been proposed, including neutron star mergers, black holes, and magnetars (neutron stars with high magnetic fields).

A new study has attempted to solve the mysterious origins of these signals. 

A study by the University of Tokyo suggests that FRBs might be triggered by "starquakes" occurring on the surface of neutron stars.

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