Magnetar in space, illustration

Magnetar in space, illustration

C025/0092 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 6.4MB

Downloadable file size: 1.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

Credit: NASA/Swift/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions: This image may not be used to state or imply ESA endorsement of any company or product

Caption: Magnetar in space. Computer illustration of a magnetar (round, centre) and the magnetic field around it (oval, lines). Magnetars are neutron stars with extremely powerful magnetic fields. They are extremely dense objects (the size of mountains but weighing as much as the sun), with magnetic fields hundreds of trillions of times more powerful than the Earth's. The decay of these powerful magnetic fields powers the emission of very energetic radiation, usually in the form of X-rays or Gamma Rays.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: artwork, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, dense, electromagnetic radiation, fields, gamma ray, high-energy, illustration, magnetar, magnetic field, neutron star, no-one, nobody, physical, physics, powerful, rays, source, space, x-ray, x-rays, xray, xrays

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.