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High Energy Emission from the Galactic Center

Abstract : The Center of our Galaxy has been observed with high energy instruments since the very beginning of the X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy space programs to search for the high energy radiation from the nearest super-massive black hole, now associated to the peculiar radio source Sgr A*. In the recent years, with the launch of Chandra, XMM-Newton and INTEGRAL and with the start of the operations of the ground-based VHE observatory HESS, this quest has led to some fundamental discoveries with the detection of flaring activity from Sgr A* and of several other high energy point-like and diffuse sources in the region. I will review, after an introductory summary of historical developments, the recent results in the field with particular attention to the Hidings related to Sgr A* and the observations of the INTEGRAL observatory.
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A. Goldwurm. High Energy Emission from the Galactic Center. Galactic Center Workshop 2006, Apr 2006, Cologne, Germany. pp.86-94, ⟨10.1088/1742-6596/54/1/016⟩. ⟨in2p3-00145280⟩



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