Are Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Coming From the Collapse of Strange Star Crusts?

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Fast Radio Bursts (FBRs) have fascinated astronomers ever since the first one was detected in 2007. This event was named the “Lorimer Burst” after it discoverer, Duncan Lorimer from West Virginia University. In radio astronomy, this phenomenon refers to transient radio pulses coming from distant cosmological sources, which typically last a few milliseconds on average.
The study, titled “Fast Radio Bursts from the collapse of Strange Star Crusts“, recently appeared in The Astrophysical Journal. The team was led by Yue Zhang of the’ School of Astronomy and Space Science (SASC


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  • Date: 2018-05-17T16:10:21-04:00
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