Interview with NOIRLab Astronomer André-Nicolas Chené

NOIRLab astronomer André-Nicolas Chené, discusses how astronomers have found a highly unusual star that has the most powerful magnetic field ever found in a massive star — and that may become one of the most magnetic objects in the Universe: a variant of a neutron star known as a magnetar. This finding marks the discovery of a new type of astronomical object — a massive magnetic helium star — and sheds light on the origin of magnetars.


NOIRLab/AURA/NSF/P. Marenfeld 




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Release date:Aug. 16, 2023, 6:06 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2323
Duration:03 m 03 s
Frame rate:29.97

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