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Astronomers find signature of magnetar outbursts in nearby galaxies – Phys.org

Apart from black holes, magnetars may be the most extreme stars in the universe. With a diameter less than the length of Manhattan, they pack more mass than that…

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Apart from black holes, magnetars may be the most extreme stars in the universe. With a diameter less than the length of Manhattan, they pack more mass than that of our sun, wield the largest magnetic field of any known objectmore than 10 trillion times stronger than a refrigerator magnetand spin on their axes every few seconds.
A type of neutron starthe remnant of a supernova explosionmagnetars are so highly magnetized that even modest disturbances in the magnetic field can cause bursts of X-rays…

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