Problem: On December 27, 2004, astronomers observed the greatest flash of light ever recorded from outside the solar system. It came from the highly magnetic neutron star SGR 180-20(a magnetar). During 0.20 s, this star released as much energy as our sun does in 250000 years.You may want to review (Pages 189 - 191). For related problem-solving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of A "power climb".If P is the average power output of our sun, what was the average power output (in terms of P) of this magnetar?

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On December 27, 2004, astronomers observed the greatest flash of light ever recorded from outside the solar system. It came from the highly magnetic neutron star SGR 180-20(a magnetar). During 0.20 s, this star released as much energy as our sun does in 250000 years.

You may want to review (Pages 189 - 191).

For related problem-solving tips and strategies, you may want to view a Video Tutor Solution of A "power climb".

If P is the average power output of our sun, what was the average power output (in terms of P) of this magnetar?

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