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In a new Caltech-led study, researchers from campus and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have analyzed pulses of radio waves coming from a magnetar -- a rotating, dense, dead star with a strong magnetic field -- that is located near the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy.

Like anthropologists piecing together the human family tree, astronomers have found that a misfit "skeleton" of a star may link two different kinds of stellar remains.

Astronomers have discovered a vast cloud of high-energy particles called a wind nebula around a rare ultra-magnetic neutron star, or magnetar, for the first time.

Magnetar Formation Mystery Solved?

Magnetars are the bizarre super-dense remnants of supernova explosions. They are the strongest magnets known in the Universe -- millions of times more powerful than the strongest magnets on Earth.

Astronomers have discovered a magnetar at the centre of our Milky Way. A magnetar is a type of neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field.

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