a type of neutron star that has a very intense magnetic field, over 1000 times greater than that of a pulsar

a young neutron star, perh. formed in supernova explosions and having an immense magnetic field; also called soft gamma repeater

Discovery of a magnetar solves 19 year mystery in astrophysics.
Word Origin

magne(tic) + (s)tar


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