Magnets, they stick together when a Positively Charged side and a Negatively Charged Side face each other. All who graduated Elementary School should know this basic fact. These magnets and even the ones on thy refrigerator are actually quite weak when compared with a Magnetar. A Magnetar a Neutron Star with a Super Extremely Powerful Magnetic Field.
The Magnetar can have a magnetic field range of 100,000,000,000,000 gauss to 10,000,000,000,000,000 gauss or 10,000,000,000 Tesla to 1,000,000,000,000 Tesla. A gauss sometimes symbolized as G or Gs, is a cgs unit of measurement named after German Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss. A Tesla, symbolized by T, is a unit of magnetic induction used in The International System of Units named after the Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla. A Magnetar's magnetic field will decay in Power of the emissions of X Rays and Gamma Rays overtime. Like Normal Neutron Stars, Magnetars are also usually 20 Kilometers or 12 Miles in diameter and are twofold as massive as The Sun in our Solar System.
The Powerful First Discovery
The First Magnetar was discovered in March of 1979. At this time on the fifth of March, two Soviet Union space probes (unmanned) were struck by an Awesome Blast made of Gamma Radiation. The reading of radiation on the two probes, Venera 11 and Venera 12, in the timespan of a millisecond, went from 100 counts per second to 200,000 counts per second! An almost Instant change. Eleven seconds later, The Awesome Blast of Gamma Rays Attacked The Nasa Space Probe, Helios 2. The Blast was 100 fold that of a Solar burst from The Sun! This blast was discovered to being coming from Galaxy, Large Magellanic Cloud. The preparater, SGR 0525-66. The First Magnetar was discovered. This event would go on to be known as GRB790305b.
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