Astronomers just quintupled the number of known repeating fast radio bursts

The new haul could help reveal what causes these cryptic flashes of radio waves from deep space

CHIME telescope

CONSTANT VIGILANCE  A Canadian telescope called CHIME scans the sky each night for brief, bright bursts of radio waves from deep space. Now CHIME has spotted eight new bursts that flash repeatedly.

Andre Renard/Dunlap Institute/University of Toronto/CHIME

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