Artist’s impression of a fast radio burst traveling through space and reaching Earth

This artist’s impression represents the path of the fast radio burst FRB 181112 traveling from a distant host galaxy to reach the Earth. FRB 181112 was pinpointed by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope. Follow-up observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) revealed that the radio pulses have passed through the halo of a massive galaxy on their way toward Earth. This finding allowed astronomers to analyse the radio signal for clues about the nature of the halo gas.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1915a
Type:Artwork
Release date:26 September 2019, 20:00
Related releases:eso1915
Size:5180 x 3344 px

About the Object

Name:FRB 181112
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
Category:Galaxies
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