magnetar

/ (ˈmæɡnɪtɑː) /

noun

a type of neutron star that has a very intense magnetic field, over 1000 times greater than that of a pulsar

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Word Origin for magnetar

C20: from magnet (ic) (st) ar, on the model of quasar
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Scientific definitions for magnetar

magnetar
[ măgnə-tär′ ]

A neutron star with a very strong magnetic field. Magnetars are the proposed sources of observed gamma ray bursts.
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