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Home of a fast radio burst

Our understanding of fast radio bursts — intense pulses of radio waves — and their use as cosmic probes promises to be transformed now that one burst has been associated with a galaxy of known distance from Earth. See Letter p.453

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Figure 1: Redshift of a fast radio burst (FRB).

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Lorimer, D. Home of a fast radio burst. Nature 530, 427–428 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/530427a

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