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Cherenkov Telescope Array: The next-generation ground-based gamma-ray observatory

@article{Hermann2007CherenkovTA,
  title={Cherenkov Telescope Array: The next-generation ground-based gamma-ray observatory},
  author={German Hermann and W. Hofmann and Thomas Schweizer and Masahiro Teshima and For The Cta Consortium},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2007}
}
High energy gamma-ray astronomy is a newly emerging and very successful branch of astronomy and astrophysics. Exciting results have been obtained by the current generation Cherenkov telescope systems such as H.E.S.S., MAGIC, VERITAS and CANGAROO. The H.E.S.S. survey of the galactic plane has revealed a large number of sources and addresses issues such as the question about the origin of cosmic rays. The detection of very high energy emission from extragalactic sources at large distances has… 

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