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Magnetar formation mystery solved? Supernova explosions and dizzying spins in a binary system

This artist's impression shows the magnetar

Magnetars are the bizarre super-dense remnants of supernova explosions. They are the strongest magnets known in the Universe — millions of times more powerful than the strongest magnets on Earth. A team of European astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) now believe they’ve found the partner star of a ...

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Jekyll and Hyde Star Morphs from Radio to X-Ray Pulsar and Back Again

Jekyll and Hyde Star Morphs from Radio to X-Ray Pulsar and Back Again

Astronomers have uncovered the strange case of a neutron star with the peculiar ability to transform from a radio pulsar into an X-ray pulsar and back again. This star’s capricious behavior appears to be fueled by a nearby companion star and may give new insights into the birth of millisecond ...

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