The oldest fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded has been discovered, dating back 8 billion years.
study, published The oldest and most energetic radio wave ever identified was published in the journal Science on Thursday, known as… FRB 20220610AUsing the Australian Pathfinder Square Kilometer Array Radio Telescope.
The investigation leader praised that “the explosion has the energy that the sun produces in 30 years.” Ryan Shannon At Swinburne University of Technology, cited new world.
A group of galaxies was discovered that is believed to be the source of the explosion, meaning that the explosion had been traveling through space for approximately 8 billion years“, explained the researchers.
This feat breaks the previous FRB flow record for which he “only” traveled 5 billion yearsWhich indicates that these mysterious phenomena occurred at least half the age of the universe, which is estimated at 13.7 billion years.
Moreover, the detected FRB is Three and a half times more active than was discovered previously.
Fast radio bursts are essential for astronomers to study the early universe.
These explosions interact with free-floating ionized particles — such as electrons — as they travel from their home galaxies to Earth, affecting the speed and wavelength of radio waves.
“Observing this allows astronomers to understand how this happens Uniforms “It’s an intergalactic issue,” Ryan Shannon said.
This discovery represents a major advance in understanding such cosmic events and their role in shaping the universe.
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