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magnetar


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A type of neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field, around 1011 tesla. This magnetic field can decay, radiating vast amounts of energy away in the form of X-rays or gamma rays. Magnetars are believed to be the cause of soft gamma-ray repeaters.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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