NASA’s Fermi satellite finds hints of starquakes in magnetar ‘storm’

25 octubre 2014

NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a rapid-fire «storm» of high-energy blasts from a highly magnetized neutron star, also called a magnetar, on Jan. 22, 2009. Now astronomers analyzing this data have discovered underlying signals related to seismic waves rippling throughout the magnetar.