Quakes In Stars May Explain Those Mysterious Space Radio Bursts
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Good evening, I’m Gregory. Astronomers think they’ve figured out what causes those mysterious fast radio bursts from space. Turns out when neutron stars have ‘starquakes’, it releases crazy amounts of energy as radio waves. It’s like a magnitude 10 earthquake on a star. They studied repeating radio bursts and saw patterns just like real earthquake aftershocks. Unlike with solar flares, which don’t match. So starquakes explain it better. Still some doubt, but it could mean learning about physics of super dense matter. And maybe predict earthquakes better. So watch out, LA, looks like starquakes could shake up astronomy. Back to you, some random lady.