Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Magnetars the new stars

Magnetars the New Stars

In 1999, Dr. Robert Mallori of the University of Alabama discovered a new star, a magnetar.They get their energy from erupting magnetic fields, They

actually rip themselves apart. The radiation released from the xrays in 2004 was so strong it cut off some radio communications on earth for five minutes.

This neuron star forms when a supernova explodes like a supernova; blowing off its' outer layer while its' inner core collapses. The explosion of the star makes the magnetic field rotate around it faster.In 10,00 years the magnetic explosions wear off.

1 comment:

sugar1337 said...

I think things like that are amazing  :)