High-velocity pulsars in the galactic halo

David Eichler, Joseph Silk

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Abstract

It is proposed that high-velocity pulsars are produced in extended galactic halos, and possibly in extragalactic space, from primordial (population III) stars. Such a population of neutron stars could provide an explanation for the gamma-ray bursters and would then accommodate the possibility that most bursters are not in the visible parts of galaxies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)937-942
Number of pages6
JournalScience
Volume257
Issue number5072
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992

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