The magnetic field and turbulence of the cosmic web measured using a brilliant fast radio burst

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Ravi, V. ; Shannon, R. M. ; Bailes, M. ; Bannister, K. ; Bhandari, S. ; Bhat, N. D. R. ; Burke-Spolaor, S. ; Caleb, M. ; Flynn, C. ; Jameson, A. ; Johnston, S. ; Keane, E. F. ; Kerr, M. ; Tiburzi, C. ; Tuntsov, A. V. ; Vedantham, H. K. (2016)
  • Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1126/science.aaf6807
  • Subject: Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are millisecond-duration events thought to originate beyond the Milky Way galaxy. Uncertainty surrounding the burst sources, and their propagation through intervening plasma, has limited their use as cosmological probes. We report on a mildly di... View more
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