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Superdense neutron star likely has a solid crust

The first-ever X-ray observations of a magnetar, a type of neutron star with the most powerful magnetic fields in the universe, have confirmed that these fields are polarized and indicate a solid surface with no atmosphere.

Scientists used NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) space telescope to examine the magnetar 4U 0142+61, which is located about 13,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Cassiopeia. 

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