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Repeating fast radio burst with strange magnetic field challenges magnetar explanation

A repeated fast radio burst (FRB) with a variable, polarized magnetic field has deepened the mystery of what produces these enigmatic millisecond bursts of radio waves from deep space. Since their discovery in 2007, FRBs have been one of the most enduring mysteries in astrophysics. They are extremely powerful, emitting as much energy in a …

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