Chandra Studies Extraordinary Magnetar

Space Daily Thursday, 14 January 2021 ()
Chandra Studies Extraordinary MagnetarHuntsville AL (SPX) Jan 11, 2021

In 2020, astronomers added a new member to an exclusive family of exotic objects with the discovery of a magnetar. New observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory help support the idea that it is also a pulsar, meaning it emits regular pulses of light. Magnetars are a type of neutron star, an incredibly dense object mainly made up of tightly packed neutron, which forms from the coll

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