Magnetar Exhibits Bizarre Behavior, Identity Crisis

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By Pamela Gay, Dr. Pamela Gay, and Annie Wilson. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

A radio-loud magnetar first observed in March 2020 suffered an apparent identity crisis, behaving like a pulsar until gradually settling into magnetar-like emissions in July. Plus, Mars’ moon Phobos, Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, and an interview with SETI Institute scientist Veselin Kostov about last week’s sextuple star system.

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