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Energetic young pulsars and expanding blast waves [supernova remnants (SNRs)] are the most visible remains after massive stars, ending their lives, explode in core-collapse supernovae. The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope has unveiled a radio quiet pulsar located near the center of the compact synchrotron nebula inside the supernova remnant CTA 1. The(More)
Of the blazars detected by EGRET in GeV c-rays, 3C 279 is not only the best observed by EGRET but also one of the best monitored at lower frequencies. We have assembled 11 spectra, from GHz radio through GeV c-rays, from the time intervals of EGRET observations. Although some of the data have appeared in previous publications, most are new, including data(More)
We report the detection of high energy γ-ray emission from the young and energetic pul-sar PSR B1509−58 and its pulsar wind nebula (PWN) in the composite supernova remnant SNR G320.4−1.2 (aka MSH 15−52). Using 1 year of survey data with the Fermi-Large Area Telescope (LAT), we detected pulsations from PSR B1509−58 up to 1 GeV and extended γ-ray emission(More)
Highly luminous rapid flares are characteristic of processes around compact objects like white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. In the high-energy regime of X-rays and gamma-rays, outbursts with variabilities on timescales of seconds or less are routinely observed, for example in gamma-ray bursts or soft gamma-ray repeaters. At optical wavelengths,(More)
The EGRET telescope aboard NASAs Compton GRO has repeatedly detected 3EG J1835+5918, a bright and steady source of high-energy gamma-ray emission which has not yet been identified. The absence of any likely counterpart for a bright gamma-ray source located 25 • off the Galactic plane initiated several attempts of deep observations at other wavelengths. We(More)
We present a compilation of data for all 258 gamma-ray Ñares detected above 300 keV by the Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS) aboard the Solar Maximum Mission satellite. This gamma-ray Ñare sample was collected during the period from 1980 February to 1989 November ; covering the latter half of the 21st solar sunspot cycle and the onset of the 22d solar sunspot(More)
Black holes become visible when they accrete gas, a common source of which is a close stellar companion. The standard theory for this process (invoking a 'thin accretion disk') does not explain some spectacular phenomena associated with these systems, such as their X-ray variability and relativistic outflows, indicating some lack of understanding of the(More)
In this concluding part of the series of three papers dedicated to the Swift BAT hard X-ray survey (BXS), we focus on the X-ray spectral analysis and statistical properties of the source sample. Using a dedicated method to extract time-averaged spectra of BAT sources, we show that Galactic sources have, generally, softer spectra than extragalactic objects(More)