Largest collection of Fast Radio Bursts Catalogue

The information comes from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME).
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Updated: Jun 14, 2021 12:33:02 pm

14 June 2021 Current Affairs:Researchers from Pune's Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR) and the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) have compiled the largest catalogue of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs).

Highlights:
♦ The information comes from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME).
♦ NASA discovered FRB for the first time in the Milky Way in 2020.
♦ The new catalogue adds to the existing library of known FRBs and is already assisting in understanding their properties.

About Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs):
♦ FRBs are bright bursts of radio waves with millisecond duration, making it difficult to detect them and determine their position in the sky.
♦ It was discovered for the first time in 2007.
♦ Their origin is unknown, and their appearance is very unpredictable.

About CHIME:
It is a new type of radio telescope with no moving parts. It is optimised for high mapping speed;  It is located at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Canada.
 
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