Scientists have discovered Swift J1818.0-1607 - the youngest magnetar ever recorded.
- The observed magnetar is only 240 years old which is an equivalent of a newborn in a cosmological context.
- This neutron star is 16,000 light-years away from Earth which means that the actual age of the magnetar is around 16,240 years.
- Magnetars are a kind of neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field.
- Scientists have only been able to record 31 magnetars in the past (including this one).
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