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Artist’s view of neutron star with its magnetic field
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- Title Artist’s view of neutron star with its magnetic field
- Released 09/03/2007 9:36 am
- Copyright ESA
Neutron stars slow down because their strong magnetic fields (one million, million times larger than the Earth’s field) and fast rotation, produce electromagnetic radiation that drains their rotational energy. Measuring the deceleration of the object would give astronomers a clue about its magnetic field, which is responsible for creating the hot spot that produces the pulsation.