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Astronomers detect “cosmic monster” magnetic star flashing in an instant with the energy produced by the sun in 100,000 years

Image 10408e Magnetar Flare

‘The flare, known as the GRB 2001415 event, released roughly the energy the sun radiates in about 100,000 years in just two short quasi-periodic pulsations that lasted approximately 160 milliseconds….’

— via ZMEScience

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