Universe  ID: 13864

Hubble Tracks Origins Of Energy Blasts

Fast radio bursts or FRBs, are extraordinary events that generate as much energy in a thousandth of a second as the Sun does in an entire year!

Astronomers, using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have traced the locations of eight brief, powerful FRBs; five of which are near or on their host galaxy’s spiral arms. The research helped rule out some of the possible stellar objects originally thought to cause these brilliant flares.

For more information, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble.

Additional Visualizations:
Sunrise over the Pacific: Artbeats
Animation of Magnetar: Scott Wiessinger
FRB Locations Animation: Scott Wiessinger and Chris Smith
Gamma Ray Burst Illustration: Michael Starobin
Neutron Star Merger: Michael Starobin
Magnetar Flyby Animation: Chris Smith
Magnetar Flare Sequence: Chris Smith

Music Credits:
"Deep Caverns" by JC Lemay [SACEM] via Koka Media [SACEM], Universal Publishing Production Music France [SACEM], and Universal Production Music.



Paul R. Morris (USRA): Lead Producer
Andrea Gianopoulos (ASRC Federal System Solutions): Writer
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Animator
Chris Smith (USRA): Animator
Michael Starobin (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Illustrator
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. However, please credit individual items as indicated above.