• Neutron star with strong magnetic field may still launch jets

    One year ago - By Phys.org

    An international team of astronomers led by the University of Amsterdam suspects that neutron stars with a strong magnetic field can still launch so-called jets. Since the 1980s, it was thought that strong magnetic fields inhibit the formation of these plasma streams. But observations with more advanced telescopes indicate jet-like radiation. The astronomers publish their findings in two articles in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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