“A Big Unknown” –New Phenomenon of Repeating ‘Clockwork’ Rhythm of Radio Waves

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A new fast radio burst (FRB) appears like clockwork, seeming to follow a mathematical pattern, says Kiyoshi Masui, assistant professor of physics in MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research about a 16-day pattern of fast radio bursts reoccurring consistently over 500 days of observations from an unknown source outside our galaxy, 500 million light years away.

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