Recently, new classes of Galactic radio transients have been discovered, some of which are entirely unexpected and are of high scientific interest. Searching back through nearly a decade of MWA data has recovered very long-term measurements of these sources -- beyond what is often even possible with other observatories, due to the MWA's wide field of view. These measurements are important for constraining the physical properties of the sources, which allows us to understand their nature and explore their astrophysics. Since we do not yet know what new transients will be discovered in the future, we should store all of these data in perpetuity, so that they can always be searched, as new techniques are developed.
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- DOI : 10.25917/ac66-t096