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    Scientists have discovered an incredibly dense star behaving unlike anything else ever seen before. They suspect it might be a type of exotic astrophysical object whose existence has until now only been hypothesized. The object was located using the Murchison Widefield Array telescope in outback Western Australia.

    The star unleashes huge bursts of energy roughly three times per hour when viewed from Earth for two months in 2018, the researcher said. Scientists are saying it may be the first known example of what is called an “ultra-long period magnetar,” It is a variation of a neutron star, which is a compact collapsed core of a massive star that exploded as a supernova.

    Natasha Hurley-Walker at the Curtin University node of International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Australia and lead author said “It’s mind-boggling wonderful that the universe is still full of surprises,” The object is continuously beaming strong radio waves from its north and south poles.

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