Why astronomers are excited about repeating fast radio bursts

The CHIME telescope in Canada recently detected eight new repeating fast radio bursts. This is huge news! It brings the total number of known repeating fast radio burst sources to ten, up from the two which were previously known. Fast radio bursts are one of the biggest and most interesting mysteries in astrophysics today. First… Continue reading Why astronomers are excited about repeating fast radio bursts

Not all gravitational waves start with a bang

You’ve probably heard of gravitational waves. They’ve been in the news a lot recently because of two experiments called LIGO and Virgo, which have detected gravitational waves coming from some of the most violent events in the Universe – black holes merging and an enormous explosion known as a kilonova. But did you know there are… Continue reading Not all gravitational waves start with a bang