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.
flares constitute at least a substantial fraction of observed short-duration bursts," he asserts.
That is why the discovery of a wind nebula - which is created around a pulsar when its fast rotation and strong magnetic field interact to accelerate electrons and other particles to very high energies - around a magnetar
assumes special importance. The discovery may provide scientists the much-needed clues to the birth, evolution and properties of magnetars
, which, unlike pulsars, are capable of generating only brief bursts of accelerated particles.
Pons, "Relativistic models of magnetars
: the twisted-torus magnetic field configuration," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol.
A certain class of neutron stars, dubbed magnetars
have magnetic fields so powerful that they would make our Earth bound magnets seem like kiddie toys.
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study with Suzaku utilizes its wide-band capability, realized by the HXD (34) and the X-ray Imaging Spectrometer (XIS).
They hunted for runaway stars - objects escaping the cluster at high velocities - that might have been kicked out of orbit by the supernova explosion that formed the magnetar
. One star, known as Westerlund 1-5, was found to be doing just that.
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