"Instead it uses digital signal processing to "point" the telescope and reconstruct where the radio waves are coming from", according to Kiyoshi Masui, an assistant professor at MIT's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research.
In 2017, Harvard scientists have speculated that these FRBs might be leakage from planet-sized transmitters powering interstellar probes in distant galaxies.
The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment can map a 3-degree-wide swath of the sky every night.
Explaining what FRBs are, Dr Shriharsh Tendulkar and Dr Shami Chatterjee, co-authors of a scientific article say, "Fast radio bursts are millisecond-duration, extragalactic radio flashes of unknown physical origin".
But perhaps the most significant discovery so far is FRB 180814.J0422+73.
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In one of the two papers published in Nature researchers said seeing two repeating blasts probably means there exists a "substantial population" and it's very possible humans will find it. Since then, 36 have been found - 19 a year ago alone by researchers using an Australian radio telescope.
CHIME has been fully operational since September.
"That is pretty important, actually", Ingrid Stairs, a UBC astrophysicist involved with the project, says.
I think we're all secretly hoping it's aliens, and some experts think that's worth considering. "Our data will break open some of the mysteries of FRBs".
Of more than 60 FRBs detected to date, such repeating bursts have only been picked up once before, by the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico in 2015.
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The only other known repeated radio burst was captured in 2012 and originated in a galaxy 2.5 billion light-years away from Earth, Nature reported. "But we have to be careful".
"The CHIME frequency band sits in this gap where we didn't know anything about, so that's fantastic", Tendulkar said. Scientists are still debating whether repeating FRBs come from the same source as the one-time flashes, or instead represent a distinct type of event.
The amount of scattering observed by the CHIME team led them to conclude that the sources of FRBs are powerful astrophysical objects more likely to be in locations with special characteristics.
Fast Radio Bursts were discovered about a decade ago and have remained enigmatic since.
But this is only the second one that has been found to repeat.More news: Mauro ICARDI's agent: "The two biggest clubs in Spain are interested"
But she is just as thrilled by the revelations that will emerge from solving this mystery. As the Earth rotates, the portion of the universe in that small sky section is visible to the telescope, which was designed specifically to monitor FRBs. FRBs last for just a few milliseconds, and their unpredictable displays make observations notoriously hard.