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First low-frequency fast radio burst to grace our skies detected at last

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580MHz

Most of the Fast Radio Bursts have been seen above 1GHz, but they all have very high dispersion measures, so the 'blip' is smeared over a large range of frequencies ( proporiontal to 1/freq**2) and it is harder to detect at lower frequency.

BTW the dispersion measures seen are much higher than we expect for our galaxy.

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