A Population of Fast Radio Bursts at Cosmological Distances

  title={A Population of Fast Radio Bursts at Cosmological Distances},
  author={Dan Philip Grant Thornton and Ben W. Stappers and Matthew Bailes and Benjamin R. Barsdell and Samuel Bates and N. D. Ramesh Bhat and Marta Burgay and Sarah Burke-Spolaor and David J. Champion and P. Coster and Nicolo' D'Amico and Andrew Jameson and S Johnston and Michael J. Keith and Michael Kramer and Lina Levin and Sabrina Milia and Cherry Ng and Andrea Possenti and Willem van Straten},
  pages={53 - 56}
Mysterious Radio Bursts It has been uncertain whether single, short, and bright bursts of radio emission that have been observed are celestial or terrestrial in origin. Thornton et al. (p. 53; see the Perspective by Cordes) report the detection of four nonrepeating radio transient events with millisecond duration in data from the 64-meter Parkes radio telescope in Australia. The properties of these radio bursts indicate that they had their origin outside our galaxy, but it is not possible to… 

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