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Conceptual question on the eddington limit

  1. Mar 19, 2013 #1
    How are magnetars self-sustaining in light of the fact that they surpass the Eddington Limit?
    L_Eddington=4πcGMm/σ_T

    I read that that was a big reason the sources of the superstrong g-ray bursts were originally believed to be closer than magnetars actually are but I can't find why they aren't completely having their outer layers blown off...
     
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  3. Mar 19, 2013 #2
    Is this really a homework question?
     
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