Exotic magnetar has extremely strong magnetic fields

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 22:14 in Astronomy & Space

Astronomers have observed an uncommon neutron star. Classified as magnetar, its nature is as peculiar as its official name: SGR 0418+5729. The observations reached an unprecedented depth at optical wavelengths for this kind of sources, helping in constraining the physical properties of this celestial body characterized by extremely strong magnetic fields.

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