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Shockwave of X-ray Starquake Enthralls Scientists

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Illustration of a highly-magnetized neutron star undergoing a "starquake."

In this image, a highly-magnetized neutron star undergoes a "starquake," a violent seismic rearrangement of the neutron star's crust, creating a explosion of gamma-rays which can easily be seen from across the galaxy.

Credit: NASA


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Photo of postdoctoral researcher Andrew Steiner who studies the neutron stars.

Andrew Steiner, a postdoctoral researcher at the Michigan State University (MSU) National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab, studies the unusual nature of neutron stars.

Credit: Andrew Steiner


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