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A neutron star with a very strong magnetic field. Magnetars are the proposed sources of observed gamma-ray bursts.

[magnet(o)- + -ar (as in pulsar, quasar).]


(Celestial Objects) a type of neutron star that has a very intense magnetic field, over 1000 times greater than that of a pulsar
[C20: from magnet(ic) (st)ar, on the model of quasar]
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Until very recently, all indications were that this magnetar had one of the weakest surface magnetic fields known; at 6 x 1012 Gauss, it was roughly a 100 times lower than for typical magnetars," Andrea Tiengo of the Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori, Pavia, Italy, and lead author of the paper, said.
New data from these powerful telescopes later confirmed that 1E 1613 has the properties of a magnetar 6 a type of neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field 6 making it only the 30th known one.
It affected the magnetar in exactly the opposite manner of every other clearly identified glitch seen in neutron stars," he added.
Country: , USASector: Petroleum/Natural Gas/CoalTarget: Resource Partners LP Buyer: James River Coal CompanyVendor: Magnetar Capital LLCDeal size in USD: 475mType: DivestmentStatus: Agreed
This time, however, "I'm personally looking to make friends with someone with a telescope because I really want to see a new black hole or magnetar being formed with my own eyes.
Magnetar fields, meanwhile, are a thousand times stronger.
This rapid response of space- and ground-based telescopes across the electromagnetic spectrum provided unambiguous evidence that this outburst came from an exotic compact object known as a magnetar.
New observations show that the magnetar known as SGR 0418+5729 (SGR 0418 for short) doesn't fit that pattern.
Led by an affiliate of the Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) as head of the purchasing investment group, GSO Capital Partners LP, others were TPG Capital, Magnetar Capital and EIG Global Energy Partners.
The weakness of the X rays, along with the star's unusually strong magnetic field, suggests that the RRAT may be an old, inactive magnetar, Duncan says.
The purchasing investment group was led by GSO Capital Partners LP, an affiliate of the Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX), and included TPG Capital, Magnetar Capital and EIG Global Energy Partners.