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Images

  • The density of the missing matter is calculated using the distance of the FRB from Earth and the delay between the wavelengths of the FRB. Credit: ICRAR

  • CSIRO’s ASKAP telescope continues to detect new FRBs, adding to the catalogue of these mysterious objects. Credit: ICRAR and CSIRO/Alex Cherney

  • A Hubble Space Telescope image of an FRB host galaxy, with the location of the FRB marked in red. This FRB was one of the network used to find the missing matter. Credit: J. Xavier Prochaska/UC Santa Cruz, Jay Chittidi (Maria Mitchell Observatory), and Alexandra Mannings (UC Santa Cruz)

  • A network of FRBs was used to measure the density of the missing matter. Credit: ICRAR

  • CSIRO’s ASKAP measures the delay between the wavelengths of the FRB, allowing astronomers to calculate the density of the missing matter. Credit: ICRAR and CSIRO/Alex Cherney

  • The FRB travels from its host galaxy to Earth. Credit: ICRAR

  • The FRB leaves its host galaxy as a bright burst of radio waves. Credit: ICRAR

Videos

Missing Matter

Missing Matter (Chinese Version)

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