'Fast radio burst' traced to a dwarf galaxy 3 billion light-years away #FRB

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January 6, 2017 · 223 views

A mysterious signal that has confounded scientists for years has been traced to a spot in the sky more than 3 billion light-years away. Almost a decade after the first fast radio burst (FRB) was discovered, an international team of researchers has pinpointed the origin of one such signal as a dwarf galaxy in the pentagon-shaped constellation Auriga.