Questions tagged [magnetar]

Questions regarding neutron stars with exceptionally strong magnetic fields called magnetars.

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Can a pulsar also be a magnetar?

I know this is a simplistic question, but I cannot find a straight answer... Also, is it possible most or all neutron stars are magnetars and/or pulsars? It's just hard to see all of their properties ...
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What would you call death by magnetar?

The magnetic field of a magnetar is so strong that it would stretch people's atoms apart. This, would obviously, result in death. But how spaghettification refers to death by extreme tides, and for ...
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In practice, can very high magnetic fields significantly alter the dynamics of an astronomical-scale bodies?

The direct effect of magnetic fields on the dynamics (as in the movements, trajectories etc of the bodies themselves, rather than lower-level phenomena like stellar winds and atmospheric degradation) ...