Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Independent Learning Log 1 by Keith Tan (24)

Date: 8/6/2016

Source: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160606-there-are-weird-bursts-of-energy-coming-from-deep-space

What I did: While looking through BBC, I found this article that caught my eye so I began to read it and learn more about this topic

What I learnt:
-Astronomers have been able to find around 20 mysterious flashes in the sky (that are called fast radio bursts) since 2007 when they were first discovered
-They shine for only a few milliseconds, however, releases about a million times more energy than the Sun
-Astronomers have some theories, for example, neutron stars, exploding black holes and snapping cosmic strings

This article is about mysterious bursts that astronomers have discovered since 2007. It also suggests some reasons for why these bursts have been occurring.

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