Researchers detect three new FRBs with FAST

  • GAO Yuan
  • Published: 2021-03-12
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Fast radio bursts (FRB) are intense bursts of radio emission lasting only milliseconds. The confirmation of the cosmological origin of FRB is less than 5 years, however, showing great potential in astrophysical research, FRB is currently a hot frontier in the field of observational astronomy.

Recently, a research team led by Dr. LI Di and Dr. ZHU Weiwei from National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC, CAS) discovered three new FRBs with high dispersion measure from the massive data of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), combined with the first new FRB detected by FAST last year, these findings suggest that up to 120,000 FRBs may be detected with FAST every day.

This study is published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Dr. NIU Chenhui from Dr. LI and Dr. ZHU’s team made the main contribution to the study. Dr. LI and Dr. ZHU are also PhD supervisors of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS).

△ The three new FRBs

 

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