The Birth of a New Magnetar

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A pinboard by Aaron Pearlman

Physics Ph.D. student, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

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PSR J1119-6127 could be in a never-before-seen transition state between a radio pulsar and magnetar

Pulsars are extremely dense, magnetized rotating neutron stars that form when a large star, with 10-30 times the mass of the sun, runs out of fuel and collapses under its own gravity. Typical pulsa...