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Title: 'Magnetars', Soft Gamma Repeaters and Very Strong Magnetic Fields
Url: http://solomon.as.utexas.edu/magnetar.html
Creator: Duncan, Robert C.
Publisher: University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of Astronomy
Description: This site describes soft gamma repeaters. The author, Robert C. Duncan of the University of Texas at Austin, explains how these strange, physically-extreme stars form, and why they emit steadily pulsating X-rays with sporadic, bright outbursts. The author also tells the story of their discovery and of the theoretical efforts which helped to reveal their bizarre nature. A version of the site is also available in Spanish.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Stars
Science -- Astronomy -- Non-optical methods of astronomy -- Gamma ray astronomy
Science -- Astronomy -- Non-optical methods of astronomy -- X-ray astronomy
GEM Subject: Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Space sciences
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Stars
Physics -- Electromagnetism
Date Issued: 2003-03
Resource Type: Reference Material
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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