Highlights of GeV gamma-ray astronomy

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Because high-energy gamma rays are primarily produced by high-energy particle interactions, the gamma-ray survey of the sky by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope offers a view of sites of cosmic ray production and interactions. Gamma-ray bursts, pulsars, pulsar wind nebulae, binary sources, and Active Galactic Nuclei are all phenomena that reveal particle acceleration through their gamma-ray emission. Diffuse Galactic gamma radiation, Solar System gamma-ray sources, and energetic radiation from supernova remnants are likely tracers of high-energy particle interactions with matter and photon fields. This paper will present a broad overview of the constantly changing sky seen with the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi spacecraft. © Author(s) 2010.




Thompson, D. J. (2010). Highlights of GeV gamma-ray astronomy. Astrophysics and Space Sciences Transactions, 6(1), 59–64. https://doi.org/10.5194/astra-6-59-2010

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