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A brand new magnetar found, it’s only 240 years old

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A brand new magnetar found, it’s only 240 years old

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    A brand new magnetar found, it’s only 240 years old
    by Paul M. Sutter

    Magnetars are some of the most ridiculous objects in the universe. Composed of the densest material possible spinning faster than your kitchen blender, they generate the absolute most powerful magnetic fields the cosmos has ever seen – and astronomers have recently spotted a newborn. Neutron stars are made of the leftover cores of massive stars. …

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