Image Credit: ICRAR.

"A team mapping radio waves in the Universe has discovered something unusual that releases a giant burst of energy three times an hour, and it’s unlike anything astronomers have seen before. The team who discovered it think it could be a neutron star or a white dwarf—collapsed cores of stars—with an ultra-powerful magnetic field." -- ICRAR-Curtin astrophysicist and co-author Dr Gemma Anderson

This article contains an animation video with an artist's visual representation of the object's behavoir with an idea of what it might look like from a closer view. There many other images and illustrations and detailed text.

Contributing scientists include Natasha Hurley-Walker, Steve Tingay, Gemma Anderson.

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