The new technique developed by Dr Tiengo and his collaborators involves searching for variations in the X-ray spectrum of the magnetar
over extremely short time intervals as it rotates.
She leads a team that uses Swift to monitor magnetars
For me the most interesting question is, why is this the only magnetar
with a nebula?
We have long known that Sgr A* is one of the most heavily scattered objects in the galaxy, and new observations show that the magnetar
suffers exactly the same fate, leading to a blurred image of the magnetar
is different from typical neutron stars, but SGR 0418 is different from other magnetars
as well," the researcher noted.
This star and at least two other RRATs are slowing their spins, further suggesting that they might be old radio pulsars or fading magnetars
, Duncan notes.
are a type of neutron star, the dead cores of massive stars that have collapsed in on themselves after burning up all their fuel and exploding as dramatic supernovas.
Those galaxies are so distant that an X-ray glow from a magnetar
eruption would be too faint to detect.
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The most likely candidate is a magnetar
, which is an exotic type of neutron star with an extremely strong magnetic field.
The third involves a magnetar
rather than an energetic collision.
Swirling motions within the core may dramatically amplify the already strong magnetic field there, creating a magnetar