Extra-galactic radio bursts detected from unknown source

07/8/2013 | Nature (free content)

Astronomers have identified a group of ultrashort radio bursts that may have come from an unknown source outside the Milky Way Galaxy, research suggests. The astronomers believe the radio bursts originated from a magnetar -- a neutron star with a very strong magnetic field -- but are unsure of its location. Further study may reveal the number of baryons, which are protons and neutrons, between galaxies.

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