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2009-06-16 08:45:00

An enormous eruption has found its way to Earth after traveling for many thousands of years across space.

2009-02-10 11:26:41

Astronomers using the U.S.

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2009-01-28 17:02:03

The quick turn-around time of the INTEGRAL operation teams has enabled rare high-energy observations of a magnetar.

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2008-11-14 08:40:17

X-ray and gamma-ray data from ESA’s XMM-Newton and Integral orbiting observatories has been used to test, for the first time, the physical processes that make magnetars, an atypical class of neutron stars, shine in X-rays.

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2008-09-25 08:05:00

Astronomers have discovered a most bizarre celestial object that emitted 40 visible-light flashes before disappearing again. It is most likely to be a missing link in the family of neutron.


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Magnetar -- A magnetar is a neutron star with a strong magnetic field. The theory around these objects was formulated by Robert Duncan and Christopher Thompson. When in a supernova a star collapses to a neutron star, its magnetic field increases dramatically in strength. Duncan and Thompson calculated that the magnetic field of a neutron star, normally an already enormous 1012 tesla could under certain circumstances grow even larger, to about 1015 tesla. Such a highly magnetic neutron...

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