Gamma-ray bursts from high-velocity neutron stars

  title={Gamma-ray bursts from high-velocity neutron stars},
  author={Hui Li and Charles Dennison Dermer},
RECENT observations with the BATSE instrument on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory show that the distribution of γ-ray bursts is isotropic but radially non-uniform1. Spectral features, time histories and the presence of X-ray tails suggest that the bursts arise from galactic neutron stars2, but low-velocity neutron stars born in the galactic disk would be concentrated towards the galactic plane3,4, which would not fit the BATSE results. Neutron stars born with velocities greater than ∼800 km s… CONTINUE READING

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