Mysterious, fast cosmic radio burst caught live in a first for science

January 20, 2015 9:07 AM

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These as-of-yet unexplained radio bursts last only a few milliseconds making it understandably difficult to capture and until now had only been recorded months or years after it is happened, the first of which was recorded back in 2007.

Now however, the team using the Parkes radio telescope in eastern Australia were able to finally capture one of the most sought-after cosmic events right in the act.

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