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Thursday, September 26, 2019

ESO — Enigmatic radio burst illuminates a galaxy’s tranquil ​halo — Science Release eso1915

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26 September 2019

Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have for the first time observed that a fast radio burst passed through a galactic halo. Lasting less than a millisecond, this enigmatic blast of cosmic radio waves came through almost undisturbed, suggesting that the halo has surprisingly low density and weak magnetic field. This new technique could be used to explore the elusive halos of other galaxies.

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26 September 2019




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