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magnetar

/ˈmæɡnɪtɑː/
noun
1.
a type of neutron star that has a very intense magnetic field, over 1000 times greater than that of a pulsar
Word Origin
C20: from magnet(ic) (st)ar, on the model of quasar
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Contemporary definitions for magnetar
noun

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

Examples

Discovery of a magnetar solves 19 year mystery in astrophysics.

Word Origin

magne(tic) + (s)tar

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