AAS Meeting #193 - Austin, Texas, January 1999
Session 56. HEAD II: Exotic Neutron Stars
Division, Oral, Thursday, January 7, 1999, 2:00-3:30pm, Ballroom A

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[56.01] HEAD II: Exotic Neutron Stars Introduction

A.K. Harding (NASA's GSFC/LHEA)

There has recently been growing evidence for a new class of astronomical object: isolated neutron stars with extremely high magnetic fields. Such objects were predicted to exist and would be the first known source to be powered by magnetic energy. The talks in this sessions will review evidence from observations of two types of sources: Soft Gamma-ray Repeaters, a class of galactic gamma-ray burst source, and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars, as well as current models.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: harding@twinkie.gsfc.nasa.gov

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