magnetic star


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magnetic star

[mag′ned·ik ′stär]
(astronomy)
A star with an unusually strong magnetic field.
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If we could just find a magnetar in a cluster of highly magnetic stars, that would prove it," said Rea.
Tauri star RY Tau, the spatial distribution of early spectral type magnetic stars, the effect of high excitement level on the hydrogen ionization and recombination rates, detecting low-amplitude photometric variability in magnetic white dwarfs, and prototyping a moderate-resolution holographic spectrograph.
To interpret these observational breakthroughs, it is necessary to develop now new frontier theoretical and numerical long-term evolution models of rotating magnetic stars and of their systems.
The red giants and supergiants produce large nuclei copiously in their interiors, the novae and supernovae do so explosively, and the magnetic stars manufacture heavy elements near their surfaces by the betatron effect.
The big reason we line up for the summer blockbusters is to swoon over gorgeous, magnetic stars who are larger than life and sexier than any human has a right to be.
Magnetic stars which can be awarded to a child to encourage good behaviour or learning.
Simultaneously, annihilation takes place, often violently, in these and other regions including solar and stellar atmospheres, the boundaries between solar and stellar winds, planetary magnetospheres around strong magnetic stars such as pulsars, and in exploding supernovas.
Magnetic stars form a diverse group involving ordinary main-sequence stars, degenerate objects such as pulsars, and other types.