A Decade and a Half of Fast Radio Burst Observations

  title={A Decade and a Half of Fast Radio Burst Observations},
  author={Manisha Caleb and Evan F. Keane},
Fast radio bursts (FRBs) have a story which has been told and retold many times over the past few years as they have sparked excitement and controversy since their pioneering discovery in 2007. The FRB class encompasses a number of microsecond- to millisecond-duration pulses occurring at Galactic to cosmological distances with energies spanning about 8 orders of magnitude. While most FRBs have been observed as singular events, a small fraction of them have been observed to repeat over various… 

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