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Title: A new population of very high energy gamma-ray sources in the Milky Way.
Authors: Aharonian, F
Akhperjanian, AG
Aye, KM
Bazer-Bachi, AR
Beilicke, M
Benbow, W
Berge, D
Berghaus, P
Bernlöhr, K
Boisson, C
Bolz, O
Borgmeier, C
Braun, I
Breitling, F
Brown, AM
Gordo, JB
Chadwick, PM
Chounet, LM
Cornils, R
Costamante, L
Degrange, B
Djannati-Ataï, A
Drury, LO
Dubus, G
Ergin, T
Espigat, P
Feinstein, F
Fleury, P
Fontaine, G
Funk, S
Gallant, YA
Giebels, B
Gillessen, S
Goret, P
Hadjichristidis, C
Hauser, M
Heinzelmann, G
Henri, G
Hermann, G
Hinton, JA
Hofmann, W
Holleran, M
Horns, D
de Jager OC
Jung, I
Khélifi, B
Komin, N
Konopelko, A
Latham, IJ
Le Gallou R
Lemière, A
Lemoine, M
Leroy, N
Lohse, T
Marcowith, A
Masterson, C
McComb, TJ
de Naurois M
Nolan, SJ
Noutsos, A
Orford, KJ
Osborne, JL
Ouchrif, M
Panter, M
Pelletier, G
Pita, S
Pühlhofer, G
Punch, M
Raubenheimer, BC
Raue, M
Raux, J
Rayner, SM
Redondo, I
Reimer, A
Reimer, O
Ripken, J
Rob, L
Rolland, L
Rowell, G
Sahakian, V
Saugé, L
Schlenker, S
Schlickeiser, R
Schuster, C
Schwanke, U
Siewert, M
Sol, H
Steenkamp, R
Stegmann, C
Tavernet, JP
Terrier, R
Théoret, CG
Tluczykont, M
van der Walt DJ
Vasileiadis, G
Venter, C
Vincent, P
Visser, B
Völk, HJ
Wagner, SJ
First Published: 25-Mar-2005
Citation: SCIENCE, 2005, 307 (5717), pp. 1938-1942
Abstract: Very high energy gamma-rays probe the long-standing mystery of the origin of cosmic rays. Produced in the interactions of accelerated particles in astrophysical objects, they can be used to image cosmic particle accelerators. A first sensitive survey of the inner part of the Milky Way with the High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) reveals a population of eight previously unknown firmly detected sources of very high energy gamma-rays. At least two have no known radio or x-ray counterpart and may be representative of a new class of "dark" nucleonic cosmic ray sources.
DOI Link: 10.1126/science.1108643
eISSN: 1095-9203
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

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