The following is a collection of recent information on Soft Gamma-Ray Repeaters (SGRs) as distributed mainly over the GCN.
GRB 970912/SGR 1814-13 the fourth Soft Gamma Repeater?
SGR 1627-41 the fifth Soft Gamma Repeater?
The discovery of the superstrong magnetic field in SGR 1806-20 is
described in more popular style in this
NASA Space Science News page. Details on the Magnetar model can be found
on R. Duncan's
Some recent literature:
Jochen Greiner, last update: 3-Jan-2000 [Disclaimer]