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posted 29. January 2005 23:38
Source: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
2005 Press Releases
Release No.: 05-03
Friday, January 28, 2005
Biggest Stars Produce Strongest Magnets
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Cambridge, MA--Astronomy is a science of extremes--the biggest, the hottest, and the most massive. Today, astrophysicist Bryan Gaensler (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and colleagues announced that they have linked two of astronomy's extremes, showing that some of the biggest stars in the cosmos become the strongest magnets when they die.
"The source of these very powerful magnetic objects has been a mystery since the first one was discovered in 1998. Now, we think we have solved that mystery," says Gaensler.
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