Chandra observations reveal extraordinary magnetar

This image contains an exceptional magnetar, a type of neutron star with very powerfulmagnetic fields. Astronomers have found evidence that this object may be the youngest knownmagnetar (about 500 years old in Earth’s timeframe). It is also the fastest rotating one yet discovered(spinning about 1.4 times per second). This image shows the magnetar in X-rays […]

Chandra X-ray Observatory studies extraordinary magnetar — ScienceDaily

In 2020, astronomers added a new member to an exclusive family of exotic objects with the discovery of a magnetar. New observations from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory help support the idea that it is also a pulsar, meaning it emits regular pulses of light. Magnetars are a type of neutron star, an incredibly dense object […]