Tue. Jan 26th, 2021

Far-off within the Milky Approach galaxy, 21,000 light-years from Earth, have noticed the - (and presumably youngest, too) ever seen. And that is simply the beginning of what makes this star unusual.

Magnetars are a novel kind of neutron stars, that are the collapsed cores of supergiant stars that died in supernova occasions. What units magnetars other than different neutron stars is that they possess extraordinarily highly effective magnetic fields — he strongest ones within the identified universe, the truth is. They’ll additionally explode with out warning and are pretty troublesome to identify. Actually, earlier than this object was found, there have been solely 30 identified magnetars, in comparison with the hundreds (roughly 3,000) identified neutron stars.

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