FAST RADIO BURSTS

Magnetized environs of a repeating radio burst

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One of the astrophysical sources that gives rise to the mysterious transients known as fast radio bursts is embedded in a highly magnetized environment, such as the vicinity of an accreting massive black hole or the birth nebula of a highly magnetized neutron star.

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Fig. 1: X-ray observations of the active magnetar SGR J1745–2900.

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Metzger, B.D. Magnetized environs of a repeating radio burst. Nat Astron 2, 192–193 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-018-0400-9

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