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Astronomers think they found a new magnetar that brought a total of 25

Astronomers have made discoveries that can be significant. On June 3, astronomers received a short X-ray explosion that occurred close to the galaxy field. Burst was captured by the Swift Burst warning telescope, and the analysis of follow-up appeared to have confirmed Burst emitted by magnetar which was previously unknown.

Magnetar has been named Swift J1555.2-5402. If the newly discovered object is magnetar, it carries the number of confirmed magnets to 25. Magnetar is a very rare type of neutron star, which is the core of the star that has collapsed with the mass between eight and 30 times the sun. When the stars went supernova, the outer ingredients were fascinated, and the core collapsed into one of the most populous objects in the known universe.

The core that collapses up to double the mass of the sun cramming throughout the ball is only 12 miles. The name Magnetar comes from a very strong magnetic field around the object. The magnetic field produced by Magnetar is around 1000 times stronger than the normal neutron-star magnetic field and the quadrillion times stronger than the Earth.

Magnetar is very difficult to technology, which makes them very difficult to understand. Before the discovery of this new magnetar, only 24 magnetars were known to have been confirmed. However, six other potential candidates are waiting to be confirmed or rejected. Continued observations from Swift J1555.2-5402 were carried out using the NASA neutron star interior telescope and X-Ray Swift telescope which both instruments orbit the earth.

Scientists say that Swift identifies new X-ray sources on Burst coordinates, and coherent characteristics detected are better than Magnetar. However, scientists are clear that complete analysis is waiting. Full analysis hopefully will determine once and for all if the object is magnetar.

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