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A brand new magnetar found, it’s only 240 years old

30 Jun 2020, 08:33 UTC
A brand new magnetar found, it’s only 240 years old ESO/L. Calçada

Magnetars are some of the most ridiculous objects in the universe. Composed of the densest material possible spinning faster than your kitchen blender, they generate the absolute most powerful magnetic fields the cosmos has ever seen – and astronomers have recently spotted a newborn.

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