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These signals are so-called fast radio bursts whose origins are as of yet unknown Each burst lasts only for milliseconds and must come from a high-energy source China's FAST telescope has been studying a known and active source of bursts Learning more about the nature of these pulses may reveal how they are made
originally posted by: PhoenixOD
Didnt know china had such a good radio telescope, id never heard of the FAST observatory before.
Local government efforts to develop a tourist industry around the telescope are causing some concern among astronomers worried about nearby mobile telephones acting as sources of RFI. A projected 10 million tourists in 2017 will force officials to decide on the scientific mission versus the economic benefits of tourism.