THE REPEATING FAST RADIO BURST FRB 121102: MULTI-WAVELENGTH OBSERVATIONS AND ADDITIONAL BURSTS

@article{Scholz2016THERF,
  title={THE REPEATING FAST RADIO BURST FRB 121102: MULTI-WAVELENGTH OBSERVATIONS AND ADDITIONAL BURSTS},
  author={Paul Scholz and Laura G. Spitler and Jason W. T. Hessels and Sourav Chatterjee and James M. Cordes and Victoria M. Kaspi and Robert S. Wharton and C. G. Bassa and Slavko Bogdanov and Fernando Camilo and Fronefield Crawford and Julia S. Deneva and Joeri van Leeuwen and Ryan S. Lynch and E. C. Madsen and Maura Mclaughlin and Mitchell Mickaliger and E. Parent and Chitrang Patel and Scott M. Ransom and Andrew D. Seymour and Ingrid H. Stairs and Ben W. Stappers and Shriharsh P. Tendulkar},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={833}
}
We report on radio and X-ray observations of the only known repeating Fast Radio Burst (FRB) source, FRB 121102. We have detected six additional radio bursts from this source: five with the Green Bank Telescope at 2 GHz, and one at 1.4 GHz with the Arecibo Observatory, for a total of 17 bursts from this source. All have dispersion measures consistent with a single value (∼559 pc cm−3) that is three times the predicted maximum Galactic contribution. The 2 GHz bursts have highly variable spectra… 

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