Astronomers find the first ‘wind nebula’ around a magnetar

Posted by on June 21, 2016 7:49 pm
Categories: Science

Astronomers have discovered a vast cloud of high-energy particles called a wind nebula around a rare ultra-magnetic neutron star, or magnetar, for the first time. The find offers a unique window into the properties, environment and outburst history of magnetars, which are the strongest magnets in the universe.

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