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Fermi Discovers a New Population of Gamma-ray Novae

  title={Fermi Discovers a New Population of Gamma-ray Novae},
  author={C. C. Cheung and On behalf of the FermiLAT Collaboration},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  • C. C. Cheung, On behalf of the FermiLAT Collaboration
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
  • Novae had not been widely considered as high-energy (>100 MeV) gamma-ray sources before the launch of the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT). In March 2010, the LAT made the first gamma-ray detection of a nova in the symbiotic binary V407 Cygni. The LAT observations uniquely probed the high-energy particle acceleration mechanism in the environs of the V407 Cyg binary system consisting of a white dwarf and its red giant companion. Subsequently in June 2012, two more novae were detected with the… CONTINUE READING
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