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Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind? Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers

Close Encounters Of The Radio Kind Mystery Bursts Baffle Astronomers NPR


Astronomers have a mystery on their hands. Two large radio telescopes, on opposite sides of the planet, have detected very brief, very powerful bursts of radio waves.

Right now, astronomers have no idea what's causing these bursts or where they're coming from. And nothing has been ruled out at the moment — not even the kind of outrageous claims you'd expect to see in tabloid headlines.

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