Searching for Dark Matter Annihilation in the Smith High-Velocity Cloud

  title={Searching for Dark Matter Annihilation in the Smith High-Velocity Cloud},
  author={A. Drlica-Wagner and G. G'omez-Vargas and J. Hewitt and T. Linden and L. Tibaldo},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  • A. Drlica-Wagner, G. G'omez-Vargas, +2 authors L. Tibaldo
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Recent observations suggest that some high-velocity clouds may be confined by massive dark matter halos. In particular, the proximity and proposed dark matter content of the Smith Cloud make it a tempting target for the indirect detection of dark matter annihilation. We argue that the Smith Cloud may be a better target than some Milky Way dwarf spheroidal satellite galaxies and use γ-ray observations from the Fermi Large Area Telescope to search for a dark matter annihilation signal. No… CONTINUE READING

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