Astrophysics (index)about

anomalous X-ray pulsar

(X-ray pulsars with slow rotation and strong magnetic field)

An anomalous X-ray pulsar (AXP) is an X-ray pulsar with a slow rotation rate and a strong magnetic field. The term was coined for a few observed X-ray pulsars for which the large energy source was unclear.

(star type,neutron stars,magnetism)
AXPAXP 1E 1048-59anomalous X-ray pulsar