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“Until now, there was only one known repeating FRB. Knowing that there is another suggests that there could be more out there. And with more repeaters and more sources available for study, we may be able to understand these cosmic puzzles—where they’re from and what causes them,” said Ingrid Stairs, a member of the CHIME team and an astrophysicist at UBC.
originally posted by: ch1n1t0
a reply to: TobyFlenderson
Unlike sound, for instance, radio waves do not require a medium or a carrier to propagate as they are considered "self-regenerating electric and magnetic fields". They can travel freely through the vacuum of space.