UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) – New details about one of the most mysterious phenomena in astrophysics – fast radio splashes – were able to learn Australian scientists from the University of Curtin. These data shed light on understanding the nature of the phenomenon.
The results of the study publishes the publication Astrophysical Journal Letters.
During the experiments, the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) radiometer caught a number of fast radio bursts. At the same time, the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) could not detect these radio bursts at lower frequencies while scanning the sky. Both devices at the particular time investigated the same part of the sky.
According to scientists, this fact suggests that the sources of this phenomenon do not emit energy at low frequencies, or these signals are blocked on the way to Earth.
For the first time, radio bursts were detected in 2007 and since then astrophysicists have been trying to determine the nature of their occurrence. Experts will be able to use the current result for further development in other areas of astronomy.
A fast radio burst is an impulse lasting several milliseconds, emitting a very large amount of energy. The luminosity of a burst is a billion times stronger than the luminosity of the sun.