] ] Satellites registered a surge of x-rays and gamma-rays.
] ] Hams experienced another blackout. It seemed like another
] ] X-class solar flare. Except for one thing: this flare
] ] didn't come from the sun.
] ] It came from outer space.
] Cool stuff... I spent 4 years getting a degree in physics and
] i never heard of a magnetar...
so how is this different from an "ordinary" gamma ray burster?