Walkabout the Galaxy
magnetars; highly magnetic neutron stars; Mars; moons
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
Astronomers may have found the smoking gun for fast radio bursts in the form of a magnetar in our own galaxy. These highly magnetic neutron stars now look like the best bet as the sources of these powerful bursts of energy seen from distant galaxies. The astroquarks also take a look at Mars' moons and an intriguing theory that suggests Mars has had rings, and may again.
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Of Magnetars and Mars" (2020). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 123.