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Origin of fast radio bursts come into focus through polarized light

Non-repeating fast radio bursts (FRBs) probably originate from galaxies similar to our Milky Way.

Published by the editorial team, 11 June 2024

This is wat an international team of astronomers suspects based on their findings. The team compared the polarised light from 128 of these non-repeating FRBs with repeating ones. The researchers, including Ziggy Pleunis (UvA and ASTRON), publish their results in The Astrophysical Journal today.

More information about the findings of the team can be found here.

Artist impression of the polarized light of a pulsar which lands on the CHIME telescope. (copyright: CHIME/Dunlap Institute)


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