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20 Dec 2023

Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Energize Cosmic Enigma

First spotted in 2007, fast radio bursts, intense millisecond flashes, emit as much energy in a thousandth of a second as the sun does in a year. Hundreds of these enigmatic cosmic events [have been recorded](https://www.cnn.com/2023/12/14/world/repeating-fast-radio-burst-quirk-scn/index.html), puzzling astronomers and deepening the mystery of their origins. FRBs [have been linked](https://phys.org/news/2023-03-astronomers-linked-mysterious-fast-radio.html) to gravitational waves, suggesting a connection with the merging of neutron stars