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Eldorado

Mysterious radio blasts from Space just got a lot weirder

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Eldorado

For years, scientists have been baffled by extremely loud radio signals, known as giant radio pulses (GRPs), that can be traced to a special type of dead star known as a pulsar. Pulsars are compact, rapidly rotating remnants of supernovae that get their name from the clockwork pulses of radiation they emit from their poles, which have made them useful natural timepieces for astronomers who use their regular bursts to measure other celestial phenomena. 

For reasons that remain unexplained, some pulsars occasionally spew out GRPs that are hundreds to thousands of times brighter than regular pulsar radio signals. Now, scientists have discovered that GRPs are many times more energetic than previously thought.

Vice magazine

Enhanced x-ray emission coinciding with giant radio pulses from the Crab Pulsar

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zep73
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Gives a whole new meaning to "Video killed the radio star"

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Hyperionxvii

Wait... so it's not aliens? 

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