J Bussons Gordo

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A significant fraction of the energy density of the interstellar medium is in the form of high-energy charged particles (cosmic rays). The origin of these particles remains uncertain. Although it is generally accepted that the only sources capable of supplying the energy required to accelerate the bulk of Galactic cosmic rays are supernova explosions, and(More)
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(More)
X-ray binaries are composed of a normal star in orbit around a neutron star or stellar-mass black hole. Radio and x-ray observations have led to the presumption that some x-ray binaries called microquasars behave as scaled-down active galactic nuclei. Microquasars have resolved radio emission that is thought to arise from a relativistic outflow akin to(More)
The serendipitous discovery of an unidentified extended TeV γ-ray source close to the galactic plane named HESS J1303-631 at a significance of 21 standard deviations is reported. The observations were performed between February and June 2004 with the H.E.S.S. stereoscopic system of Cherenkov telescopes in Namibia. HESS J1303-631 was discovered roughly 0.6 •(More)
Observations of the shell-type supernova remnant SN1006 have been carried out with the H.E.S.S. system of Cherenkov telescopes during 2003 (18.2h with two operating telescopes) and 2004 (6.3h with all four telescopes). No evidence for TeV γ-ray emission from any compact or extended region associated with the remnant is seen and resulting upper limits at the(More)
We report the detection of a point-like source of very high energy (VHE) γ-rays coincident within 1 ′ of Sgr A * , obtained with the H.E.S.S. array of Cherenkov telescopes. The γ-rays exhibit a power-law energy spectrum with a spectral index of −2.2 ± 0.09 ± 0.15 and a flux above the 165 GeV threshold of (1.82 ± 0.22) · 10 −7 m −2 s −1. The measured flux(More)
Mkn 421 was observed during a high flux state for nine nights in April and May 2004 with the fully operational High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) in Namibia. The observations were carried out at zenith angles of 60 • –65 • , which result in an average energy threshold of 1.5 TeV and a collection area reaching 2 km 2 at 10 TeV. Roughly 7000 photons(More)
The BL Lacertae (BL Lac) object 1ES 2344+514 (1ES 2344), at a redshift of 0.044, was discovered as a source of very high energy (VHE) gamma rays by – 2 – is typical for high-frequency peaked blazars, the VHE gamma-ray emission is highly variable. On the night of 20 December, 1995, a gamma-ray flare of 5.3-sigma significance was detected, the brightest(More)
We report the discovery of very-high-energy (VHE) γ-ray emission of the binary system PSR B1259−63 / SS 2883 of a radio pulsar orbiting a massive, luminous Be star in a highly eccentric orbit. The observations around the 2004 periastron passage of the pulsar were performed with the four 13 m Cherenkov telescopes of the H.E.S.S. experiment, recently(More)