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On the Binary Neutron Star Post-merger Magnetar Origin of XRT 210423

23 Aug 2021, 16:00 UTC
On the Binary Neutron Star Post-merger Magnetar Origin of XRT 210423
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Shunke Ai and Bing Zhang 2021 ApJL 915 L11
Analysis shows the X-ray transient XRT 201423, which has a nearly flat plateau lasting 4.1 ks followed by a steep decay, is consistent with the signal expected from a magnetar formed through a binary neutron star merger.

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