Scientists amazed by blinking star’s ‘totally unexpected’ behavior
Scientists have discovered an incredibly dense star that is unlike anything else ever seen before. Using the Murchison Widefield Array telescope in Western Australia, they observed the object emitting huge bursts of energy about three times an hour for two months in 2018. This could be the first known example of an ultra-long period magnetar, a type of neutron star that is highly magnetized and rotates slowly compared to pulsars, which blink on and off in milliseconds or seconds.0

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