Above, artist’s impressing of the Very Large Array localizing a fast radio burst, for the first time. Credit Danielle Futselaar
FRB located in a dwarf galaxy a thousand times dimmer than the Milky Way, over three billion light years away.
Dr Law, team leader Dr Shami Chatterjee of Cornell University and other astronomers, presented their findings at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Grapevine, Texas.
Dr Chatterjee, said:
“For the longest time, we had this situation where the theories about what caused fast radio bursts exceeded the number of bursts we had found, and that is still true today.
Finding the host galaxy of this FRB, and its distance, is a big step forward, but we still have much more to do before we fully understand what these things are.”