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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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