Last week astronomers caught a radio signal that took 8 billion years to reach earth. The signal was only a millisecond long - and whomever sent it is probably bemoaning the roaming charges when they realized where it landed.
FRB 20220610A actually lasted less than a millisecond, though I don't know what that really equates to. And yes, I know I ended my sentence in a preposition.
Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are allegedly quite common...........if you're Jodi Foster, I suppose. Current theories suggest FRBs such as the one discovered as part of the study may come from magnetars, a type of neutron star with a magnetic field a trillion times strong than the Sun's.
I'm still not sure how they gather that data, or how they tell from how long it took to get here. But then again, I don't have a degree in astrophysics and did take Math 104 twice. That wasn't really due to being stupid as much as it was from being drunk or hungover, and scheduling a math class at 08:00. ......which is stupid, but just in another way.
Somehow the bursts properties can be measured and tell us how the universe has evolved.
I don't think they can do that with on FRB that is less than a millisecond, but a millisecond here and a millisecond there.........the start to add up, I suppose.
Scientists found that burst was made up of two or three bright clumps (whatever those are). This suggests that the blast might have emerged from a group of colliding galaxies rather than only one — a common event during the early days of the universe. .....again, from something less than a millisecond long.
Premature ejaculators - don't feel so bad. What you is like an eternity in comparison.
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