Astronomers Discover  Neutron Star

Unusual Radio-Emitting

Neutron stars are

 extremely dense remnants of supernova explosions of massive stars.

There are about 3,000

neutron stars known in our Milky Way Galaxy. However, PSR J0901-4046 is unlike anything seen so far.

It could belong to the

 theorized class of ultra-long-period magnetars — stars with extremely strong magnetic fields.

PSR J0901-4046

was initially detected from a single pulse on September 27, 2020.

It was then possible to

confirm multiple pulses using simultaneous consecutive eight-second-long images of the sky, to confirm its position.

The neutron star is

 nearly 5.3  million years old and rotates extremely slowly, completing one rotation every 75.88 seconds.

The discovery was

 made by the MeerTRAP team using the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa.

NASA Issues  Storm

Warning of a Solar