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The missing link

Some stars might be 'magnetars', powered by magnetism instead of fusion. The discovery of an X-ray burst from an anomalous X-ray pulsar suggests that this type of star can be added to the list.

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Figure 1: The surface of the Sun photographed by the TRACE spacecraft.

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Kulkarni, S. The missing link. Nature 419, 121–123 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/419121a

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