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.
magne(tic) + (s)tar
[mag-net-ik] /mægˈnɛt ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to a or . 2. having the properties of a . 3. capable of being or attracted by a . 4. pertaining to the of the earth: the magnetic equator. 5. exerting a strong attractive power or charm: a magnetic personality. 6. noting or pertaining to various […]
noun, Electricity. 1. an amplifier that applies the input signal to a primary winding and feeds an alternating current to a secondary winding where this current is modulated by the variations in the primary winding.
noun, Geology. 1. a departure from the normal magnetic field of the earth.
noun, Navigation. 1. the bearing of a point relative to that of the nearest magnetic pole.