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Young magnetar likely the slowest pulsar ever detected

Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other X-ray observatories, astronomers have found evidence for what is likely one of the most extreme pulsars, or rotating neutron stars, ever detected. The source exhibits properties ...

dateSep 08, 2016 in Astronomy
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What are magnetars?

In a previous article, we crushed that idea that the Universe is perfect for life. It's not. Almost the entire Universe is a horrible and hostile place, apart from a fraction of a mostly harmless planet in a backwater corner ...

dateAug 10, 2016 in Astronomy
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Improving safety of neutron sources

There is a growing interest in the scientific community in a type of high-power neutron source that is created via a process referred to as spallation. This process involves accelerating high-energy protons towards a liquid ...

dateJul 27, 2016 in General Physics
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