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Dico S.F. – Magnetar

A magnetar – contraction of “magnetic star” – is a neutron star whose magnetic field is extremely intense, to 1015 Gauss[1]As comparison, the Earth magnetic field at its surface is about one Gauss. So the magnetar’s field is about one million of billions times more intense..

The existence of this intense field provoke the emission by the star of high energy radiations, as X-rays and Gamma-rays.

Matching words : Collapsar, Neutron star, Pulsar

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1 As comparison, the Earth magnetic field at its surface is about one Gauss. So the magnetar’s field is about one million of billions times more intense.
Updated: 6 April 2020 — 9 h 47 min

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