Scientists hear dozens of mysterious radio signals beaming through space

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Gazing into space with a high-powered telescope can produce some pretty impressive findings. Scientists regularly discover the presence of far-off worlds by staring at distant stars and waiting for planets to pass in front of them, and telescopes like Hubble have been sending back stunning images for decades. So, high-powered mechanical "eyes" are indeed great, but what about ears?

One of the most mysterious things ever heard in space is a phenomenon called a Fast Radio Burst. FRBs are absurdly powerful blasts of energy that seem to come out of nowhere, but astronomers have been hearing them so regularly that there must be an explanation. Now, one of the most active signal sources of these bizarre radio bursts has gotten a closer look, and it's even more active than anyone thought.

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