This site describes soft gamma repeaters. Here the author 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.
%0 Electronic Source %A Duncan, Robert C. %D April 1, 2003 %T 'Magnetars', soft gamma repeaters and very strong magnetic fields %V 2021 %N 20 June 2021 %8 April 1, 2003 %9 text/html %U http://solomon.as.utexas.edu/~duncan/magnetar.html#Strong_Magnetic_Fields
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