The Galactic center as a dark matter gamma-ray source

  title={The Galactic center as a dark matter gamma-ray source},
  author={Alessandro Cesarini and Francesco Fucito and Andrea Lionetto and A. Morselli and Piero Ullio},
  journal={Astroparticle Physics},
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