Cosmic rays near the galactic centre

A. W. Wolfendale, D. M. Worrall

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Abstract

Implications of recent measurements of the gamma-ray flux from the region of the galactic center are examined with particular reference to the 300-pc gas ring. Evidence for an increase in cosmic-ray intensity near the galactic center is discussed. Calculations are performed to determine the factor by which the intensities of cosmic-ray protons and electrons in the 300-pc gas ring are enhanced.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-483
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume263
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 1976

Keywords

  • Cosmic Rays
  • Cosmic X Rays
  • Galactic Nuclei
  • Interstellar Gas
  • Radiant Flux Density
  • Compton Effect
  • Electron Energy
  • Gamma Rays
  • Heavy Nuclei
  • Proton Energy
  • Satellite Observation
  • X Ray Analysis

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