magnetar illustration

A magnetar is born

Scientists captured the birth of a magnetar for the first time

This is the result of a giant collision between two neutron stars.

NASA, ESA, and D. Player (STScI).

NASA, ESA and M. Kornmesser

Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

Gamma ray bursts are high-energy explosions, the brightest and most energetic of all electromagnetic events that take place across the cosmos.