A magnetar is a special type of neutron star that has an enormous magnetic field.

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Magnetars such as Mu Arae produced significant amounts of gravitational shear that could be felt many light years distant. (ENT - The Romulan War novel: To Brave the Storm)

The neutron star Qul Tuq was a magnetar in the Qul Tuq system, with a massive magnetic field, a quadrillion times stronger than fields in a majority of systems. The field was so strong in a magnetar that it slowed the star's spin, resulting in starquakes that emitted ion storms, Berthold rays, gamma radiation, delta rays, and other forms of radiation. (TOS novel: Excelsior: Forged in Fire)

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In 2336, a binary system within a nebula contained a magnetar, one which spun so fast that it generated an intense magnetic field. It drew gas and matter from the heliosphere of a brown star and triggered massive solar flares. The two stars were 0.03 AU apart and had an orbital period of three days. When the shuttle T'Pol went to warp near the magnetar, it interfered with the gravity well, igniting flares that destroyed the planets in the system. (DS9 - The Lost Era novel: Well of Souls)

In 2381, Seven of Nine fired a tachyon pulse at a class-A magnetar, which forced it to collapse into a micro-singularity, in order to increase the range of USS Voyager's subspace receiver. (VOY novel: Children of the Storm)

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Stellar classification
By class and type class O blue-violet starclass B blue starclass A blue-white starclass F white star (white dwarf) • class G yellow star (yellow dwarfyellow giant) • class K orange star (orange giant) • class M red star (red dwarfred giant) • green starbrown dwarfN-type starR-type starS-type starD-type star
By size or makeup black hole/black starcarbon starcollapsardwarf star (brown dwarfred dwarfwhite dwarfyellow dwarf) • giant star (blue giantred giantorange giantyellow giant) • Lazarus starmicrostarneutron star (magnetarpulsar) • protostarsupergiant starvariable starwhite holeWolf-Rayet star

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