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Saturday, November 15, 2014
Magnetars! Explosions Occuring On Neutron Stars Due To Magnetic And Seismic Violence
Magnetars are neutron stars that have EXTREME magnetic activity, as well as intense seismic rippling. These two attributes cause explosions on the surface of them, which is quite awe inspiring. Below is a new (late oct.) artist rendition of a magnetar, straight out of NASA's Goddard Studio.