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Type: Conference paper
Title: Search for very high energy gamma-ray emission from parts of the Gould belt with the H.E.S.S. ground based Cherenkov telescopes
Author: Horns, D.
Rowell, G.
Aharonian, F.
Gabici, S.
Santangelo, A.
Schwarzburg, S.
Citation: Proceedings of 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2007), Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, 3-11 Jul 2007, Vol. 2 (OG part 1), pages 653–654
Publisher: E D P Sciences
Publisher Place: 17, Ave Du Hoggar, Pa Courtaboeuf, BP 112, Les Ulis Cedex A, France, F-91944
Issue Date: 2007
Conference Name: International Cosmic Ray Conference (30th : 2007 : Merida, Yucatan, Mexico)
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D. Horns, G.P. Rowell, F. Aharonian, S. Gabici, A. Santangelo, S. Schwarzburg for The H.E.S.S. Collaboration.
Abstract: The Gould belt, a well-known region of enhanced star formation in the solar neighborhood, is observed to be an expanding rim with a diameter of a few hundred parsecs and a width of approximately 100 pc. Most of the nearby OB stellar associations and molecular clouds are found to be aligned with the Gould belt. With the high star formation rate along the Gould belt, the local supernova rate during the last few million years is believed to be three to four times larger than the Galactic average. Under the assumption that supernova remnants are efficient accelerators of cosmic rays, the Gould belt and its environment should show an increased cosmic ray density with respect to the Galactic average. The cosmic rays are expected to interact with the dense molecular gas which results mainly in pi-meson production with subsequent decay in gamma-rays and neutrinos. We have searched for gamma-ray emission from various nearby (d=100-200 pc) parts of the Gould belt with the HESS Cherenkov telescopes. Results will be presented at the conference.
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RMID: 0020076772
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