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What is a radio burst, spotted by NASA for the first time.

  Nov 16, 2020

What is a radio burst, spotted by NASA for the first time.

Q. Why is this in news ?
A.   NASA has reported that on April 28, it observed a mix of X-ray and radio signals never       observed before in the Milky Way. Significantly, the flare-up it observed included the first fast radio burst (FRB) seen within the galaxy.

Q. Who discovered the simultaneous bursts in the Milky Way?

Q. So what is an FRB?

Q. What is the origin of the FRB detected in April?

Q. What is a magnetar?

Q. Why is this observation significant?