High-Velocity Pulsars in the Galactic Halo

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Science  14 Aug 1992:
Vol. 257, Issue 5072, pp. 937-942
DOI: 10.1126/science.257.5072.937


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.