• Enigma of GLEAM-X J162759.5–523504.3

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      Radio pulsar; magnetar; fallback accretion; magnetic field.

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      It is proposed that GLEAM-X J162759.5−523504.3, the newly discovered radio transient with an unusually long spin-period ($P_s = 1091$.1690s), can be identified to be a radio magnetar, which has a dipolar surface magnetic field of $2.5 \times 10^{16}$ G. It is shown that: (a) it is possible to anchor such a strong field at the core–crust boundary of a neutron star and (b) the energy of field dissipation can explain the observed luminosity (radio and X-ray) of this source.

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      1. NCRA-TIFR, Pune 411007, India.
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