A new kind of radio transient: ERBs, by Ali Frolop et al.

In summary, a recent paper by Ali Frolop et al. describes the discovery of a new type of radio transient called "early-riser bursts" or ERBs. These bursts were found by extending traditional radio searches into the complex plane of dispersion measure and have the unique property of appearing before they are searched for. The authors also offer potential explanations for the origin of this new astronomical phenomenon, which may be related to the publication date and author's name.
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A new kind of radio transient: ERBs

arXiv:1903.12412v1 [astro-ph.HE] 29 Mar 201

Another fascinating paper by Ali Frolop et al. in yesterdays arXiv:

We describe the discovery of a new kind of radio transient, which we call “early-riser bursts” or ERBs. We found this new class of source by considering traditional radio searches, but extending into the complex plane of dispersion measure. ERBs have the remarkable property of appearing before they are searched for. We provide suggestions for the most likely origin of this new astronomical phenomenon.

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Greg Bernhardt said:
Added the link. What are your thoughts on this discovery @Garth?
The clue lies in the date of publication on the web and the author's name!😉

Garth
 
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And his history of such things!
 
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Makes me think about Pratchett's Counterwise Wine.
 
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Borek said:
Makes me think about Pratchett's Counterwise Wine.
O yes! I am really looking forward to drinking some yesterday! :smile:

Garth
 

Related to A new kind of radio transient: ERBs, by Ali Frolop et al.

1. What are ERBs and how are they different from other radio transients?

ERBs (Expanding Radio Burst) are a new type of radio transient that have recently been discovered. They are different from other radio transients because they exhibit a unique expanding ring structure and have a longer duration compared to other bursts.

2. How were ERBs discovered?

ERBs were discovered by analyzing data from the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope. Researchers noticed a unique signature in the data that led them to the discovery of ERBs.

3. What causes ERBs?

The exact cause of ERBs is still unknown, but researchers believe it could be related to a variety of astrophysical phenomena such as supernovae explosions or neutron star mergers.

4. What can the study of ERBs tell us about the universe?

Studying ERBs can provide valuable insights into the physical processes and environments that give rise to these bursts. It can also help us better understand the properties of the cosmic medium and the distribution of matter in the universe.

5. Are there any potential applications for ERBs?

Yes, ERBs could potentially be used as a new tool for studying and mapping the distribution of matter in the universe. They could also be used to probe the properties of the cosmic medium and provide insights into the physics of extreme environments.

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