Fast radio bursts or FRBs, are extraordinary events that generate as much energy in a thousandth of a second as the Sun does in an entire year!
Astronomers, using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have traced the locations of eight brief, powerful FRBs; five of which are near or on their host galaxy’s spiral arms. The research helped rule out some of the possible stellar objects originally thought to cause these brilliant flares.
Additional Visualizations: Sunrise over the Pacific: Artbeats Animation of Magnetar: Scott Wiessinger FRB Locations Animation: Scott Wiessinger and Chris Smith Gamma Ray Burst Illustration: Michael Starobin Neutron Star Merger: Michael Starobin Magnetar Flyby Animation: Chris Smith Magnetar Flare Sequence: Chris Smith
Music Credits: "Deep Caverns" by JC Lemay [SACEM] via Koka Media [SACEM], Universal Publishing Production Music France [SACEM], and Universal Production Music.