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Possible Origin of Cosmic Rays Revealed with Gamma Rays

11/07/2004 12:00AM

Possible Origin of Cosmic Rays Revealed with Gamma Rays

A team of UK astronomers working with international partners has produced the first ever image of an astronomical object using high energy gamma rays, helping to solve a 100 year old mystery - the origin of cosmic rays. Their research, published in the Journal Nature on November 4th, was carried out using the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.), an array of four telescopes, in Namibia, South-West Africa...


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