Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 97, Issue 2, pp 385–388 | Cite as

The origin of cosmic gamma-ray bursts

  • Sidney van den Bergh


The positions of 46 γ-ray burst sources on the sky are used to show that the majority of these objects either originate in very distant regions with redshifts ≳30000 km s−1 or within ≲0.5β of the Sun; where β is the scale-height of the parent population perpendicular to the galactic disc. An origin of the majority of γ-ray bursts in the more distant parts of the galactic disc, the galactic nuclear bulge, the Virgo supercluster, in galaxies withmpg<18 and rich in Abell clusters of distance classes 0 to 4 is excluded by the data.


Distant Part Distant Region Parent Population Distance Class Galactic Disc 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sidney van den Bergh
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  1. 1.Dominion Astrophysical ObservatoryHerzberg Institute of AstrophysicsVictoriaCanada

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