Astronomers find mysterious object in space 'unlike anything' seen before

An artist’s impression of what the object might look like if it’s a magnetar. Magnetars are incredibly magnetic neutron stars, some of which sometimes produce radio emission. Known magnetars rotate every few seconds, but theoretically, 'ultra-long period magnetars' could rotate much more slowly. Credit: ICRAR. An artist’s impression of what the object might look like if it’s a magnetar. Magnetars are incredibly magnetic neutron stars, some of which sometimes produce radio emission. Known magnetars rotate every few seconds, but theoretically, 'ultra-long period magnetars' could rotate much more slowly. Credit: ICRAR.

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Fact check: NRA speakers distort gun and crime statistics

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