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A low level of extragalactic background light as revealed by γ-rays from blazars
The diffuse extragalactic background light consists of the sum of the starlight emitted by galaxies through the history of the Universe, and it could also have an important contribution from the
The H.E.S.S. Survey of the Inner Galaxy in Very High Energy Gamma Rays
The distribution in Galactic latitude of the detected sources appears to be consistent with a scale height in the Galactic disk for the parent population smaller than 100 pc, consistent with expectations for supernova remnants and/or pulsar wind nebulae.
Energy spectra of gamma rays, electrons, and neutrinos produced at proton-proton interactions in the very high energy regime
We present new parameterizations of energy spectra of secondary particles, $\ensuremath{\pi}$ mesons, gamma rays, electrons, and neutrinos produced in inelastic proton-proton collisions. The simple
Discovery of very-high-energy γ-rays from the Galactic Centre ridge
The source of Galactic cosmic rays (with energies up to 1015 eV) remains unclear, although it is widely believed that they originate in the shock waves of expanding supernova remnants. At present the
Very High Energy Cosmic Gamma Radiation: A Crucial Window on the Extreme Universe
Gamma ray astronomy, the branch of high energy astrophysics that studies the sky in energetic γ-ray photons, is destined to play a crucial role in the exploration of nonthermal phenomena in the
A New Population of Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Sources in the Milky Way
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 γ-rays.
Energy spectrum of cosmic-ray electrons at TeV energies.
In this measurement, the first of this type, the High Energy Stereoscopic System is able to extend the measurement of the electron spectrum beyond the range accessible to direct measurements, finding evidence for a substantial steepening in the energy spectrum above 600 GeV compared to lower energies.
Letter of intent for KM3NeT 2.0
The main objectives of the KM3NeT Collaboration are (i) the discovery and subsequent observation of high-energy neutrino sources in the Universe and (ii) the determination of the mass hierarchy of
Design concepts for the Cherenkov Telescope Array CTA: an advanced facility for ground-based high-energy gamma-ray astronomy
Ground-based gamma-ray astronomy has had a major breakthrough with the impressive results obtained using systems of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. Ground-based gamma-ray astronomy has a
Very high-energy gamma rays from the direction of Sagittarius A*
We report the detection of a point-like source of very high energy (VHE) gamma-rays coincident within 1' of Sgr A*, obtained with the H.E.S.S. array of Cherenkov telescopes. The gamma-rays exhibit a