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What Are Fast Radio Bursts? With Dr. Duncan Lorimer

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Steve Solomon
Steve Solomon

WMD

Hugh Glass
Hugh Glass

Your most riveting and fascinating episode yet on these FRB's. Well done JMG.

Kieron Millard
Kieron Millard

I love the idea of taking old satellite dishes and converting them into radio telescopes! Wonder if we could form a collaboration of individuals across the world who would convert these into working radio telescopes to form a Global network watching for FRBs in our own Galaxy? i always thought that doing astronomy takes BIG money, nice to see it can be done another way … anyone interested?

d3m3n70r
d3m3n70r

The world isn't ready for it. But if you just take a look at the dispersion measurements of known FRBs and repeating ones, you might get a clue what is really so special about them. Autism isn't required, but helpful.

Phil S
Phil S

The Parkes dish is a great telescope – but a trip to Parkes (from South Coast NSW) is quite a drive! Interesting thoughts on afterglow – such are characteristic of GRBs and other very high-energy stellar events, but in principle re-radiation by electron relaxation processes in the Magnetar or Neutron Star immediate , and not so immediate surroundings can (and does) provide some form of decay signal, analogous to fluorescence / phosphorescence, but at radio rather than optical wavelengths. Depending on the local intensity of irradiation we might see thermal effects (so maybe the Spritzer telescope might be useful in… Read more »

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