A new population of very high energy gamma-ray sources in the Milky Way


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Aharonian F., Akhperjanian A., Aye K., Bazer-Bachi A., Beilicke M., Benbow W., ...Daha Fazla

SCIENCE, cilt.307, sa.5717, ss.1938-1942, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 307 Konu: 5717
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1126/science.1108643
  • Dergi Adı: SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1938-1942

Özet

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.