Hints of intriguing diversity seen in super-energetic ‘fast radio bursts’

The story of sneaky fast radio bursts (FRBs) may be more complicated than we imagined.

It’s tough to figure out the origin stories of FRBs because they’re so brief, so bright and appear to come from numerous regions in the sky. Most of these powerful cosmic blasts seem to occur in young galaxies, although that’s not always the case.