Catastrophic bursts of Fast Radio Bursts theory?
That initial FRB discovery paper, published in 2007, made some bold statements about the origin of that 30-jansky, 5-millisecond-long burst: it came from a cosmological distance, but within a gigaparsec; it did not repeat, indicating a catastrophic origin; hundreds of these bursts could be hitting the Earth every day; and these bursts could be used as probes of the Universe. These statements are still valid today...
After steady, but slow, progress, a major discovery was made in the field just over two years ago: an FRB source that sends repeat bursts sporadically… the now-famous FRB 121102.
To date it remains the only FRB to exhibit this recurrent behaviour. What does this mean for the catastrophic model of FRB generation?
Bursting with potential | Nature
Perhaps fast radio bursts are not from such vast galactic distances? The calculated power of these electromagnetic waves are not as monstrously strong?
FRB 121102 and a high magnetic field in dense plasma
Could FRB's be some form of electromagnetic plasma component in an Electric Universe system?
A flash from the Fast Radio Burst source FRB 121102 is seen: originating beyond the Milky Way, from deep in extragalactic space. This radio burst is highly polarized, and the polarized signal gets twisted as a function of radio frequency because there is an extreme region of magnetized plasma between us and the source of the bursts...
The "shouting" represents the bursts, and the "twisting" describes a physical phenomenon called Faraday rotation, which occurs as radio waves pass through a magnetized plasma... The radio bursts from FRB 121102 twist to such an extreme - more than 500 times greater any other fast radio burst observed to date - that astronomers concluded the bursts must pass through a high magnetic field in dense plasma...
"We estimate the magnetic field and gas density surrounding the blast source, and we can link them, for example, with a model involving a young magnetar - a neutron star with an especially large magnetic field - to the central engine that produces the bursts,"
Fast radio bursts 'twists and shouts' help scientists determine source of cosmic blasts | phys.org
Helping to explain natural electrical circuits such as zombie star iPTF14hls? It went supernova (exploded at the end of its life and then died) but suddenly was repeatedly 'switched back on' then supposedly deathly explosion on five occasions over two years?