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Astron. Astrophys. 322, 175-176 (1997)

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High energy gamma rays from the Vela supernova remnant

Krishna M.V. Apparao

Department of Physics, University of Bombay, Bombay 400098, India

Received 10 July 1996 / Accepted 26 November 1996


Low energy gamma radiation was recently detected from the Vela supernova remnant and was attributed to synchrotron emission from high energy electrons. Microwave background photons can scatter from these electrons to give high energy gamma rays. This flux is calculated and found to agree with observation.

Key words: gamma rays: theory – ISM: supernova remnants – Vela SNR

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Online publication: June 30, 1998