A fast radio burst in the direction of the Carina dwarf spheroidal galaxy

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Ravi, V.; Shannon, R. M.; Jameson, A.;
  • Publisher: American Astronomical Society
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1088/2041-8205/799/1/L5
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics | Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

We report the real-time discovery of a fast radio burst (FRB 131104) with the Parkes radio telescope in a targeted observation of the Carina dwarf spheroidal galaxy. The dispersion measure of the burst is 779 cm$^{-3}$ pc, exceeding predictions for the maximum line-of-s... View more
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