19 February 2021
The HXMT (Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope) space science satellite, also known as Insight, has found that a fast radio burst (FRB) signal detected last year came from a magnetar in the Milky Way. FRBs are extremely high energy but brief flashes in the cosmos that can come from magnetars, celestial objects with a magnetic strength around 100 trillion times stronger than Earth. The discovery marked a milestone in understanding the nature of the mysterious signal emanating from the universe, the scientists said.
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