The enigmatic space phenomenon known as 'Fast Radio Bursts' may be closer to being solved as astronomers recently detected a whopping 15 of the pulses emanating from one specific galaxy.
Researchers at the ET-hunting initiative dubbed 'Breakthrough Listen' pointed their telescope towards an area of deep space known for repeating FRBs and were amazed by what they found.
Over the course of only five hours of observation, the team detected 15 of the bursts coming from the dwarf galaxy which is 3 billion light years away and that had previously produced repeating FRBs.
As only a relative handful of the pulses have been spotted in the decade since they were first discovered, astronomers say that data from the new slew of FRBs could go a long way towards determining what causes them.
More on this potentially groundbreaking development at the Coast to Coast AM website.