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

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F. Aharonian
A. G. Akhperjanian
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K.-M. Aye
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A. R. Bazer-Bachi
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M. Beilicke
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W. Benbow
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D. Berge
K. Bernlöhr
C. Boisson
O. Bolz
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C. Borgmeier
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I. Braun
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F. Breitling
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A. M. Brown
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P. M. Chadwick
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R. Cornils
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L. Costamante
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L. O'C. Drury
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G. Dubus
T. Ergin
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S. Funk
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S. Gillessen
P. Goret
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C. Hadjichristidis
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M. Hauser
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G. Heinzelmann
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G. Henri
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G. Hermann
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J. A. Hinton
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W. Hofmann
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M. Holleran
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D. Horns
O. C. de Jager
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I. Jung
B. Khélifi
Nu. Komin
A. Konopelko
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I. J. Latham
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R. Le Gallou
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A. Lemière
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N. Leroy
T. Lohse
A. Marcowith
C. Masterson
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T. J. L. Mccomb
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S. J. Nolan
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A. Noutsos
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K. J. Orford
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J. L. Osborne
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M. Panter
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G. Pelletier
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G. Pühlhofer
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M. Punch
B. C. Raubenheimer
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M. Raue
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J. Raux
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S. M. Rayner
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I. Redondo
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A. Reimer
O. Reimer
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J. Ripken
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L. Rob
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L. Rolland
G. Rowell
V. Sahakian
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L. Saugé
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S. Schlenker
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R. Schlickeiser
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C. Schuster
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U. Schwanke
M. Siewert
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H. Sol
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R. Steenkamp
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C. Stegmann
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D. J. van Der Walt
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C. Venter
B. Visser
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H. J. Völk
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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 (H.E.S.S.) 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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in2p3-00024064 , version 1 (20-04-2005)

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F. Aharonian, A. G. Akhperjanian, K.-M. Aye, A. R. Bazer-Bachi, M. Beilicke, et al.. A new population of very high energy gamma-ray sources in the Milky Way. Science, 2005, 307, pp.1938-1942. ⟨10.1126/science.1108643⟩. ⟨in2p3-00024064⟩
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