The rotation period of the Sun is about 30 days. The period of a neutron star is therefore

In addition to its other extreme properties, a neutron star might be rotating 1000 times per second!

11.2.3 Magnetic fields of neutron stars

We might also expect a neutron star to have a strong magnetic field. This is a consequence of Faraday's law, which can be written as ja IM

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