A magnetar, a highly magnetised neutron star
So you thought your fridge magnet was pretty neat. You obviously haven't met the most powerful magnet known to man. Magnetars are neutron stars, left over from the death of a giant star. Their density and rapid rotation (several times per second) enormously increases the power of their magnetism. If you placed a magnetar where the Moon is, 400,000 kilometres away, it could still wipe your credit cards and rip spoons out of your pockets.

Title: Magnetar

Category: Stars & Nebulae

Medium: Photoshop

Date: 1999

Client: Personal


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