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

Aharonian, F
Akhperjanian, AG
Aye, KM
Bazer-Bachi, AR
Beilicke, M
Benbow, W
Berge, D
Berghaus, P
Bernlohr, 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-Ata, A
Drury, LO
Dubus, G
Ergin, Tülün
Espigat, P
Feinstein, F
Fteury, 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
Khelifi, B
Komin, N
Konopelko, A
Latham, IJ
Le Gallou, R
Lemiere, A
Lemoine, M
Leroy, N
Lohse, T
Marcowith, A
Masterson, C
McComb, TJL
de Naurois, M
Nolan, SJ
Noutsos, A
Orford, KJ
Osborne, JL
Ouchrif, M
Panter, M
Pelletier, G
Pita, S
Puhlhofer, 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
Sauge, L
Schlenker, S
Schlickeiser, R
Schuster, C
Schwanke, U
Siewert, M
Sol, H
Steenkamp, R
Stegmann, C
Tavernet, JP
Terrier, R
Theoret, CG
Tluczykont, M
van der Walt, DJ
Vasileiadis, G
Venter, C
Vincent, P
Visser, B
Volk, HJ
Wagner, SJ
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.
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F. Aharonian et al. , “A new population of very high energy gamma-ray sources in the Milky Way,” SCIENCE, vol. 307, no. 5717, pp. 1938–1942, 2005, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/36204.