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What does MAGNETAR stand for?

MAGNETAR stands for Magnetic Star (astronomy)

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Byline: SUE VORENBERG You might not think you have anything in common with the supermassive, high-power magnetic star remnants that astrophysicists call magnetars.
Simultaneously, annihilation takes place, often violently, in these and other regions including solar and stellar atmospheres, the boundaries between solar and stellar winds, planetary magnetospheres around strong magnetic stars such as pulsars, and in exploding supernovas.
The magnetic star power of Union (``Bring It On,'' ``Two Can Play That Game'') and the easy charm of LL Cool J (``Deep Blue Sea,'' ``Kingdom Come,'' ``Any Given Sunday'') combine to salvage a good deal of the project.