Recent results from the milagro TeV gamma-ray observatory

P. M. Saz Parkinson, R. Atkins, W. Benbow, D. Berley, E. Blaufuss, D. G. Coyne, T. DeYoung, B. L. Dingus, D. E. Dorfan, R. W. Ellsworth, L. Fleysher, R. Fleysher, M. M. Gonzalez, J. A. Goodman, T. J. Haines, E. Hays, C. M. Hoffman, L. A. Kelley, C. P. Lansdell, J. T. LinnemannJ. E. McEnery, A. I. Mincer, M. F. Morales, P. Nemethy, D. Noyes, J. M. Ryan, F. W. Samuelson, P. M. Saz Parkinson, A. Shoup, G. Sinnis, A. J. Smith, G. W. Sullivan, D. A. Williams, M. E. Wilson, X. W. Xu, G. B. Yodh

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Abstract

Milagro is a gamma-ray observatory employing a water Cherenkov detector to observe extensive air showers produced by high-energy particles impacting in the Earth's atmosphere. We discuss the first detection of TeV gamma-rays from the Galactic plane and report the detection of an extended TeV source coincident with the EGRET source 3EG J0520+2556, and the observation of TeV emission from the Cygnus region of our Galaxy. We also summarize the status of our search for Very High Energy (VHE) emission from satellite-triggered Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) and discuss plans for the next generation water Cherenkov detector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event40th Rencontres de Moriond on Very High Energy Phenomena in the Universe, VHEPU 2005 - La Thuile, Italy
Duration: Mar 12 2005Mar 19 2005

Conference

Conference40th Rencontres de Moriond on Very High Energy Phenomena in the Universe, VHEPU 2005
CountryItaly
CityLa Thuile
Period3/12/053/19/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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