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China's Insight Satellite Confirmed That The Fast Radio Burst Came From A Magnetar

Feb 20, 2021

The first X-ray burst associated with a mysterious fast radio burst has been detected on the Chinese satellite, confirming that it came from a magnetar in the Milky Way, the team announced.

Insight satellite is the first space X-ray astronomical satellite in China.Since its launch on June 15, 2017, the Insight satellite has been in orbit for more than three and a half years, and has made a series of important achievements in research on black holes and neutron stars.The Chinese Academy of Sciences

Experts from the Institute of High Energy Physics said the satellite is in good condition and is expected to last eight to 10 years in orbit.The first X-ray burst to be associated with a mysterious fast radio burst has been identified as coming from a magnetar in the Milky Way, according to new observations published online yesterday by the journal Nature Astronomy.This proves that FRBs can originate from magnetar eruptions, solving the mystery of their origin.

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