FRBs last just a few milliseconds, and astronomers have detected less than a couple dozen of them without our current telescopes. Where do scientists think they come from?

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http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/a25609/fast-radio-bursts-alien-space-travel/
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A Counterpart for Fast Radio Bursts

Do Fast Radio Bursts come from neutron star mergers?


https://www.newscientist.com/article/2124209-could-fast-radio-bursts-really-be-powering-alien-space-ships/
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neutron_star_illustrated.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Black_Holes_-_Monsters_in_Space.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CHIME_Pathfinder.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CHIME_experiment_construction_-_2015-07-16.jpg

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The Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts

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