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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,rotation)
Further reading:
AXPAXP 1E 1048-59 

Referenced by page:
high-B radio pulsar (HBRP)