What If a Magnetar Entered Our Solar System?

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This is the most powerful object in the Universe. The biggest spinning magnet to ever exist.
It's the cosmic equivalent of a great white shark. But it wouldn't eat you. It would just turn all your atoms to dust... If you thought neutron stars were big and scary, well, you haven't heard of their more powerful stellar cousins yet. Like neutron stars, magnetars are leftovers from supernova explosions.

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