By Stuart Ryder
(This blog post is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend and colleague, A/Prof Jean-Pierre ("J-P") Macquart, who tragically passed away shortly after the publication of his Nature paper.)
The origin of Fast Radio Bursts remains a mystery, and yet that hasn't stopped us using them as powerful cosmological probes. In a recent paper in the prestigious journal Nature, a team led by A/Prof. Jean-Pierre Macquart from Curtin University and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) has used FRBs to reveal the previously-missing baryons between galaxies.
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