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NASAs Swift Fermi Probe Fireworks From a Flaring Gamma-Ray
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NASA's Swift, Fermi Probe Fireworks From a Flaring Gamma-Ray Star

January 10, 2013
Gamma-rays flares from SGR J1550-5418 may arise when the magnetar's surface suddenly cracks, releasing energy stored within its powerful magnetic field. Credit:NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab