Mysterious deep-space flashes repeat every 157 days

Jun 8, 2020
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What would happen to Earth if our sun suddenly gave off this much energy? Instant vaporization would be my guess. What a way to go!!
 
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Jeff B

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157 Earth days could be another planet's day or year. Or, it could be the rotation of another star or other object.
 
May 3, 2020
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I still think repeaters are a different phenomena than the one offs. Look at the available lightcurve images of repeaters in radio. And compare them with the one offs. The repeater lightcurve s I've seen do not look like the one offs. Also the single one offs are much longer and in different wavelengths than the repeaters. Consistently from the data I've seen.
 
Jul 2, 2020
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Is it possible that all FRBs are in the "repeater class" and some just have very long cycles? Given we can estimate the amount of energy and the distance to them, can we model the physics constraints of a "wobble" to estimate the upper and lower bounds of a cycle (i.e. try predicting when they will repeat)?
 

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