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First results from the H.E.S.S. Galactic plane survey


Funk,  Stefan
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Funk, S. (2005). First results from the H.E.S.S. Galactic plane survey. In J. Dumarchez, & J. T. T. Vân (Eds.), Very High Energy Phenomena in the Universe (pp. 125-128). Vietnam: Thê Giói Publishers.

Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0011-8849-7
Very high energy γ-rays are a precious tool to probe the long-standing mystery of the origin of cosmic rays. Produced in the interactions of accelerated particles in astrophysical objects, they can be used as a tracer of the high energy universe. Until now, our knowledge of the very high energy γ-ray sky was limited to only a handful of objects. A survey of the inner part of the Milky-Way with the High Energy Stereoscopic System reveals a population of eight firmly detected sources, thereby almost doubling the number of very high energy γ-ray sources known.