Fast radio bursts within the Milky Way seem to be coming from magnetars

Fast radio bursts within the Milky Way seem to be coming from magnetars

Fast radio bursts are some of the most mysterious events known in astronomy, but they are slowly becoming better understood. Case in point: recent observations of a fast radio burst in the Milky Way reveals the powerhouse behind the blasts: a flaring magnetar. In 2007 astronomers first detected strange bursts of intense radio energy, known …

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