Astronomers discover the most powerful magnetic field in the universe

Astronomers discover the most powerful magnetic field in the universe

A team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered the most powerful magnetic field in the universe. Astrophysicists have recorded the regularity of the pulses of the GRO J1008-57 neutron star.

Astronomers discover the most powerful magnetic field in the universe

Experts, using the Insight-HXMT orbiting telescope, have calculated the limiting strength of the magnetic radiation of the observed neutron star. For this, a physical phenomenon called cyclotron resonance scattering (CRSF) was used. Further physicists took into account that the generated magnetic field, the strength of which corresponds to the CRSF, is at the level of 1 billion T (Tesla). This process is tens of millions of times higher than the capabilities of terrestrial scientific laboratories, since the induction of the magnetic field of the Blue Planet itself does not exceed 25-65 μT.

The observed objects increase their mass due to the strong gravitational field, they attract interstellar gas to themselves. Thus, an accretion disk surrounding the star appears. Some of these cosmic bodies are called by astrophysicists pulsars, since they have certain differences in the form of a powerful magnetic field.

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