China's top 10 scientific breakthroughs in 2021

Updated: Mar 2, 2022 Print
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This illustration shows FAST catching a real pulse from FRB 121102. [Photo/NAOC]

Using the Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope, known as FAST, scientists detected 1,652 independent bursts from a single repeating fast radio burst source, code-named FRB121102.

It is the largest set of fast radio bursts ever detected. Scientists believe it may help clarify the origins of the so-called mysterious signals from deep space.

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