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Pulsar Starquakes Make Fast Radio Bursts? + Challenge Winners! | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

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Fast Radio Bursts were puzzling physicist for quite some time. They were thought to be the result of large cataclysmic events such as supernovae, but this theory was proven wrong when it was discovered that they could repeat themselves. Now, we think that the rotation of young neutron stars may be the source of these intense energy bursts.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_radio_burst
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CHALLENGE ANSWER 1:
13.7 billion light years

CHALLENGE ANSWER 2:
7500 light years

CHALLENGE WINNERS:

Ada Warren
Jesús Pestana Puerta
Joel Vallette
Isobel Taylor
Corwin Pearson
Duc Hoang

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