- 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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Light emitted by the hot gas swirling around the black hole passed near this magnetar before reaching us.
One magnetar is only about a light-year from the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
That extra spin in the progenitor star might have been enough to give the neutron star more magnetic power, making it a magnetar.