One of the universe's most 'extreme' dead stars just sprang back to life unexpectedly

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Message 2134812 - Posted: 13 Apr 2024, 18:50:52 UTC

One of the universe's most 'extreme' dead stars just sprang back to life unexpectedly
The universe's most extreme stars just got a little bit more unexpected and mysterious.

Scientists were astounded when they witnessed a "dead" neutron star with one of the most powerful magnetic fields in the cosmos unexpectedly spring back to life. The reactivation of this highly magnetic neutron star or "magnetar" doesn't conform to the current understanding of these exotic celestial objects.

The team made the discovery of this magnetar's return from the dead when they spotted strange radio signals from the closest known magnetar to Earth, XTE J1810-197, located around 8,000 light-years away, using the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Parkes radio telescope, Murriyang.
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