Fast radio burst ‘afterglow’ was actually a flickering black hole

Last February a team of astronomers reported detecting an afterglow from a mysterious event called a fast radio burst, which would pinpoint the precise position of the burst’s origin. These findings were quickly called into question by follow-up observations. New research shows that the radio emission believed to be an afterglow actually originated from a distant galaxy’s core and was unassociated with the fast radio burst. —> Read More

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