GBT Detects Super-Quiet Repeating Fast Radio Burst

Recently, the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) confirmed the detection of a repeating fast radio burst (FRB). The super-sensitive GBT was able to confirm that the radio burst from FRB 171019, initially detected by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope, did repeat.

This detection lends credence to the theory that almost all fast radio bursts repeat, just very, very quietly.

Read more about this on the American Astronomical Society (AAS) website.

WPHS Astronomy Students Present On World Stage

Wheeling Middle School science teacher Debbie McKay, left, and two former students — Wheeling Park High School freshman Brooke Sikole and sophomore Josie Long — reflect on their recent trip to Honolulu and the 2020 American Astronomical Society Conference. The students presented to the world scholars findings on their research on determining the size of pulsars.

Two Wheeling Middle School astronomy students reached for the stars two years ago to learn about pulsars, and this month they presented the results of their research to the world’s scientific community in Honolulu.

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