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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A neutron star or pulsar with an extremely powerful field of force, especially those on which starquakes occur, thought to be the source of some gamma-ray bursts

Usage examples (31)
  • This special type of neutron star has been dubbed a magnetar, for obvious reasons.
  • I wonder if the magnetar is a phase of a dieing star on its way to singularity ... what is preventing it from collapsing?
  • The "magnetar" lies in a cluster of stars known as Westerlund 1, located 16,000 light years away in the constellation of Ara, the Altar.
  • In the late '60s, he became a Vegas magnetar with his live revue. for more
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