Fast Radio Burst
A repeating fast radio burst, (cosmic event, not a veiled reference to a deejay’s hasty retreat to the men’s room after a bean burrito) first detected in 2016, has been traced back to a dwarf galaxy only 500 million light years away, a distance just slightly farther than the next presidential election. The galaxy has a high rate of star formation and gives off a consistent, pulsating radio source, leading scientists to think it may be a nebula, or the Twitter feed of a constantly-pissed black-hole. Fast radio bursts, or FRBS, are bursts of radio energy that last only a few-thousandths of a second but produce the same amount of energy as our sun does in 100 years. Like a gender-reveal explosion in space. Or not. This recent discovery of the constantly pulsating burst is unlike any other random bursts ever detected. Live Science says scientists will try to determine what these bursts of radio energy are trying to communicate, if anything. Your ideas?