Mysterious Radio Bursts, Sent From Deep Space

8:21 minutes

Reporting in Science, researchers write of discovering four radio bursts from outer space. Physicist Duncan Lorimer, who detected the first such explosion in 2007, discusses what could be causing these radio signals, such as evaporating black holes, an idea proposed by Stephen Hawking in the 1970s.

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Duncan Lorimer

Duncan Lorimer is the Woodburn Professor of Physics at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.