A cosmic-ray explanation of the galactic ridge of cosmic X-rays

  title={A cosmic-ray explanation of the galactic ridge of cosmic X-rays},
  author={C. L. Bhat and T. Kifune and A. Wolfendale},
  • C. L. Bhat, T. Kifune, A. Wolfendale
  • Published 1985
  • Physics
  • Nature
  • Recent observations1 with the Exosat X-ray satellite have confirmed the existence of an apparently diffuse galactic ridge of emission extending over the inner Galaxy (l = 320° −40°) and confined to about ±2° in galactic latitude. On the basis of measurements2 carried out in the galactic plane at l≃55°, we have proposed previously3 that the diffuse galactic X-ray flux known at that time could be understood in terms of the synchrotron radiation of cosmic-ray electrons in the galactic magnetic… CONTINUE READING
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