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    Are magnetars proven or just theory? Do they look any different than a pulsar?


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    Hum, I never heard about them... can you post any link with information for I take a look? Its always important to learn new theories ^^


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    http://science.msfc.nasa.gov/newhome...t20may98_1.htm
    Here's a link. Astronomy magazine had a story about magnetars a couple of years ago.
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    'A magnetar is a neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field, the decay of which powers the emission of copious amounts of high-energy electromagnetic radiation, particularly X-rays and gamma-rays.[1] The theory regarding these objects was formulated by Robert Duncan and Christopher Thompson in 1992, but the first recorded burst of gamma rays thought to have been from a magnetar was on March 5, 1979.[2] During the following decade, the magnetar hypothesis has become widely accepted as a likely explanation for soft gamma repeaters and anomalous X-ray pulsars.'

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