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Blend of magnet +‎ pulsar.


magnetar (plural magnetars)

  1. (astronomy) A neutron star or pulsar with an extremely powerful magnetic field, especially those on which starquakes occur, thought to be the source of some gamma-ray bursts.
    • 2007, S. Dall'Osso, L. Stella, Newborn magnetars as sources of gravitational radiation: constraints from high energy observations of magnetar candidates, Silvia Zane, Roberto Turolla, Dany Page (editors), Isolated Neutron Stars: From the Surface to the Interior, page 119,
      This signal could be detected with Advanced LIGO-class detectors up to the distance of the Virgo cluster, where ≥ 1 yr−1 magnetars are expected to form.
    • 2008, W. Becker, F, Haberl, J Trümper, 14: Pulsars and Isolated Neutron Stars, Joachim E. Trümper, Günther Hasinger (editors), The Universe in X-Rays, page 193,
      The radio-silent neutron stars include anomalous X-ray pulsars (AXPs), soft gamma-ray repeaters (SGRs), and “quiescent” neutron star candidates in SNRs. There is growing evidence that AXPs and SGRs are indeed magnetars (see [109] for a review).
    • 2011, Yukikatsu Terada, Tadayasu Dotani, The International X-ray Observatiry and other X-ray missions, expectations for pulsar physics, Nanda Rea, Diego F. Torres (editors), High-Energy Emission from Pulsars and Their Systems: Proceedings of the First Session of the Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics, page 576,
      One of most mysterious feature[s] of magnetars is their X-ray luminosities, which always exceed the rotational energy loss. Thus, the energy source of the radiation of magnetars is a mysterious question.


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magnetar f (invariable)

  1. (astronomy) magnetar

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magnetar m

  1. indefinite plural of magnet



magnetar f (plural magnetares)

  1. magnetar