A giant flare that swept through the solar system in April sent scientists on investigation deep into space to uncover the high-energy burst's origin – and the hunt is finally over.

A group of researchers led by the University of Johannesburg revealed the explosion, dubbed GRB 200415A, was released from a magnetar — a neutron star with a strong magnetic field – located in a spiral galaxy 11. 2 million light years from Earth on the outskirts of the galactic plane.

"A warm took a big course revealed after the explosion of a magnetar, called an active galactic nucleus (AGN), a dense and magnetised region of the glowing gas and dynamical remnants of massive star formation," Lund explains. The researchers exhumed the remnant of the star and tracked the ultra-fast rotation of the magnetars until it was smooth, like a sliding sled. While the reaction was hard to detect, back on Earth, astronomers watched with great awe in the months and years before, as Earth's orbit took the gas ball from Earth's sun, towards the tail of the galactic plane.

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Finding the magnetar and pinpointing the location over 68 light-years away required precise observations that allowed the scientists to follow the change of spin the magnetar assumed.

"We've found evidence for a Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP), a state of matter that is a vacuum with the physics we see and used for laser effects," Brian Chason , a researcher at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) told Astronomica last year. "The QGP has the amount of energy required for the escape of the thermal radiation emitted by the surrounding matter, also known as the 'hot filament theory of WIMPs'."[1:17:04]. This physical theory has not changed since the 1970s—when the concept was first explained to the world: it's all about the quarks and gluons — the particles of matter that make up what we see in our solar system and other galaxies. But recent observations performed by scientists at the SAAO during the period when GRB 200415A was discovered could reveal the underlying physics behind the light from the camera into the distant Universe, if the location of the readout is not affected by various earthly disruptions that interfere with the data of our mobile phones.

"We could indeed trace the return path from earth to the electromagnetic radiation. It was very tough to analyse because it was pretty choppy.We followed the wave example from the diffusion of sound. Then we did a simple analysis to test what has been observed by our radio telescopes with radio waves and VLBI. We tried to classify based on various physical end algorithms and logical 'scenarios' for how the path would be affected and