The current leading suspect for at least some bursts is a type of neutron star known as a magnetar.
Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Detected: Is the Mystery Finally Explained?
Scientists are zeroing in on fast radio bursts, or FRBs. These anomalous pulses of energy were discovered in 2007, and a new data set covering hundreds of FRBs is being made available. This could be the advancement that helps us understand FRBs once and for all. We take a look at the current leading theory: a type of neutron star known as a magnetar.