# Could the Fermi Large Area Telescope detect γ-rays from dark matter annihilation in the dwarf galaxies of the Local Group?

@article{Pieri2008CouldTF,
title={Could the Fermi Large Area Telescope detect $\gamma$-rays from dark matter annihilation in the dwarf galaxies of the Local Group?},
author={L. Pieri and A. Pizzella and E. Corsini and E. Bonta' and F. Bertola},
journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
year={2008},
volume={496},
pages={351-360}
}
Context. The detection of γ-rays from dark matter (DM) annihilation is among the scientific goals of the Fermi Large Area Telescope (formerly known as GLAST) and Cherenkov telescopes. Aims. In this paper we investigate the chances of such a discovery, selecting some nearby dwarf spheroidal galaxies (dSph) as a target, and adopting the DM density profiles derived from both astronomical observations and N-body simulations. We also make use of recent studies about the presence of black holes and… Expand
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