Infographic showing the path of FRB 18112 passing through the halo of an intervening galaxy

The signal of FRB 181112 was comprised of a few pulses, each lasting less than 40 microseconds (10 000 times shorter than the blink of an eye). The short duration of the pulses puts an upper limit on the density of the halo gas of the intervening galaxy because passage through a denser medium would broaden the duration of the radio signal. 

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1915b
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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