Highly Magnetic Neutron Star

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nustar_nustar170620a June 17th, 2020

Credit: ESA

This illustration shows magnetic field lines protruding from a highly magnetic neutron star, or a dense nugget left over after a star goes supernova and explodes. Known as magnetars, these objects generate bright bursts of light that might be powered by their strong magnetic fields.

Provider: Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

Image Source: https://nustar.caltech.edu/image/nustar170620a

Curator: NuSTAR: Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, Pasadena, CA

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2020-06-17
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