Scientists detect strange 'fast radio burst' from within our own Milky Way


Oct 22, 2019
"The scientists pinpointed the outburst to a magnetar known as SGR 1935+2154, located about 30,000 light-years from Earth towards the galaxy's center in the constellation Vulpecula. This is the closest known FRB to date.

"We were able to determine that the energy of this burst is comparable to the energies of extragalactic fast radio bursts," Bochanek added. "In about 1 millisecond, the magnetar emitted as much energy in radio waves as the sun does in 30 seconds."

All in all, "we were able to determine the rate of these bright bursts from magnetars is consistent with the known rate of extragalactic fast radio bursts," Bochenek said. "This discovery therefore paints the picture that some, and perhaps most, fast radio bursts from other galaxies also originate from magnetars."

Very good observation and find here. Neutron star mean densities ~ 10^14 - 10^15 g cm^-3.
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Oct 23, 2020
These bursts were so powerful that they reached Earth from such a distance. As for me it`s really odd and it hints us again that we are not alone in our universe . Wanna hear your thoughts about that stuff guys .
Nov 26, 2020
Not far from the center of the Milky Way, stars were discovered - the remains of the Hercules galaxy, which was absorbed by ours 10 billion years ago. The mass of Hercules was about 500 million solar masses. Today, the remaining stars may account for up to a third of the total population of the Milky Way's halo.