Contact: Christine Pulliam
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Caption: New research suggests that mysterious events known as fast radio bursts might come from nearby flaring stars, rather than more energetic events in the distant universe. This image of the Sun, from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows a lower-energy example of the kind of event that could cause fast radio bursts.
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