publication . Article . Preprint . 2016

The host galaxy of a fast radio burst

Keane, E. F.; Johnston, S.; Bhandari, S.; Barr, E.; Bhat, N. D. R.; Burgay, M.; Caleb, M.; Flynn, C.; Jameson, A.; Kramer, M.; ...
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  • Published: 25 Feb 2016 Journal: Nature, volume 530, pages 453-456 (issn: 0028-0836, eissn: 1476-4687, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United States
Abstract
In recent years, millisecond duration radio signals originating from distant galaxies appear to have been discovered in the so-called Fast Radio Bursts. These signals are dispersed according to a precise physical law and this dispersion is a key observable quantity which, in tandem with a redshift measurement, can be used for fundamental physical investigations. While every fast radio burst has a dispersion measurement, none before now have had a redshift measurement, due to the difficulty in pinpointing their celestial coordinates. Here we present the discovery of a fast radio burst and the identification of a fading radio transient lasting $\sim 6$ days after ...
Subjects
arXiv: Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic AstrophysicsAstrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical PhenomenaAstrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics
free text keywords: Multidisciplinary, Radio galaxy, X-shaped radio galaxy, Redshift survey, Galaxy, Physics, Interstellar medium, Astronomy, Fast radio burst, Pulsar, Redshift, Astrophysics, Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena, Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
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publication . Article . Preprint . 2016

The host galaxy of a fast radio burst

Keane, E. F.; Johnston, S.; Bhandari, S.; Barr, E.; Bhat, N. D. R.; Burgay, M.; Caleb, M.; Flynn, C.; Jameson, A.; Kramer, M.; ...