Video encyclopedia

27/12/2004 Magnetar explosion


Magnetosphere & SGR 1806 20 Super Burst


What are Magnetars? The Most Magnetic Objects in the Universe

The explosion on the surface of magnetar SGR 1806-20 reached Earth. It was the brightest extrasolar event ever observed. The magnetar released more energy in one-tenth of a second Sun has released in 100 000 years. A magnetar is a type of neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field. SGR 1806-20 is also the most highly magnetized object ever observed.
    Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
    • Essentials 

    • SGR 1806-20