Mysterious 'fast radio bursts' from deep space repeat themselves every 16 days

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For the first time, astrophysicists have detected a pattern in fast radio bursts, one of the most mysterious phenomena in the universe.

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From the arXiv report, "Last year the CHIME/FRB collaboration reported the discovery of eight new repeating FRB sources 4, including FRB 180916.J0158+65, which was recently localized to a star-forming region in a nearby massive spiral galaxy at redshift 0.0337±0.000210. From September 2018 to November 2019, CHIME/FRB has detected a total of 28 bursts from FRB 180916.J0158+65, which remains the most active source from this recent CHIME/FRB repeater sample. The barycentric arrival times for the 28 bursts (including those has been published before) from FRB 180916.J0158+65, corrected for delays from pulse dispersion, are listed in Extended Data Table 1."

Okay, the cosmology calculators, COSMOLOGY CALCULATORS, z=0.0337 is about 0.462E+9 light years distance using the Big Bang model or look back light time distance. Perhaps this mystery will soon be solved. I remember in the mid-60s, the little green men reports that turned out to be pulsars like M1 in Taurus.
 
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I would like to add a comment and get feedback about the repeating fast radio bursts vs the non repeating like the Lorimer burst. I don't think the two are related. For these reasons. The data of repeaters always comes at different and higher frequencies and at different timescales . In hundreds of milliseconds not ms. Plus the repeaters seem to not decay evenly to lower f over time but rather pulse as they decay.
 
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From the arXiv report, "Last year the CHIME/FRB collaboration reported the discovery of eight new repeating FRB sources 4, including FRB 180916.J0158+65, which was recently localized to a star-forming region in a nearby massive spiral galaxy at redshift 0.0337±0.000210. From September 2018 to November 2019, CHIME/FRB has detected a total of 28 bursts from FRB 180916.J0158+65, which remains the most active source from this recent CHIME/FRB repeater sample. The barycentric arrival times for the 28 bursts (including those has been published before) from FRB 180916.J0158+65, corrected for delays from pulse dispersion, are listed in Extended Data Table 1."

Okay, the cosmology calculators, COSMOLOGY CALCULATORS, z=0.0337 is about 0.462E+9 light years distance using the Big Bang model or look back light time distance. Perhaps this mystery will soon be solved. I remember in the mid-60s, the little green men reports that turned out to be pulsars like M1 in Taurus.
Yes, It's hard to find all the data, but If Im correct the first recorded burst for 121102 had a very different lightcurve and was not actually localised. Is it possible FRB experts are fiddling data and pretending the later repeating source...is the same location as the first.
 

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