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The Mystery of White Dwarfs With Intense Magnetic Fields Could Finally Be Solved – ScienceAlert

There’s a lot we don’t understand about white dwarf stars, but one mystery may finally have a solution: how do some of these cosmic objects end up having insanely powerful magnetic fields?
According to new calculations and modelling, these super-dense objects can have a magnetosphere-generating dynamo – but the strongest white dwarf magnetic fields, a million times more powerful than Earth’s, only occur within certain contexts.
Not only does the research resolve several long-standing problems, but…

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