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Sorry i have no data to present .
He never said he was a PHD in astrophysics.
Technically, if you are studying astrophysics in order to follow this thread, you are an astrophysicist. You just don't hold a PHD.
A Magnetar is basically a variation of a Neutron Star which is a very small, but very dense object that is the remains of certain types of Supernovas.
Like a Neutron Star, a Magnetar will have a typical radius of about 12 kilometers, and have a 1.4 to 3.2 solar masses (meaning that it has 1.4 times to 3.2 times the same mass as our sun).
Such a dense and massive object traveling through our solar system would be disaster.....and would be something spotted right away due to how it would affect the orbits of our planets, and even pull on our sun itself. We would not have to wait for it to hit our sun (which it wouldn't actually hit our sun, it would pull on it) for bad things to happen. They would already of been happening by this time (IE orbits of the planet's shifting, and as close to the sun as ISON is, it would be pulling material from the sun in a stream).
Take a look at this video simulation I did of the effects a Magnetar would have, using the same path as C/2012 S1 (ISON), and I gave it only 1 solar mass (same mass as our sun, which is smaller than a Magnetar).........and as any stargazer or amateur astronomer can tell you, all of the orbits of our planets, and the sun itself is in the correct place. In otherwords: C/2012 S1 (ISON) is NOT a Magnetar:
(For those that can, this video is in 1080 HD, and can be watched full screen)
Actual link to video
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