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Neutron Star: Merging Spots Observed on a Magnetar

NASA’s Neisser X-ray Telescope, orbiting externally on the International Space Station (ISS), has observed dynamic processes on the surface of magnetars: patches of intense X-rays moving through the remnants of stars, merging in the process. Three such points can now be tracked using a telescope, like a research team in the journal “The Astrophysical Journal Letters” Writes.