Astronomers have discovered the fastest rotating magnetic star ever

Far out in the Milky Way, 21,000 light-years from Earth, astronomers have discovered the fastest rotating magnetic star (and possibly the smallest as well) ever. And this is just the beginning of what makes this star so weird.

Magnetic She is a unique kind of Neutron stars, Which are the collapsed cores of giant stars that died in supernova events. What distinguishes magnetic stars from other neutron stars is that they have extremely strong magnetic fields – the strongest fields in the known universe, in fact. They can also explode without warning and be difficult to spot. In fact, before this object was discovered, there were only 30 known magnetic stars, compared to the thousands (about 3,000) known neutron stars.

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