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Gamma-ray astronomy as a milestone in the cosmic ray origin issue

  • Martina CardilloEmail author
A decade of AGILE
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  1. A Decade of AGILE: Results, Challenges and Prospects of Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

Abstract

During the last years, high-energy astrophysics has not been considered at the same level as other scientific disciplines. In doing so, there is a very high risk neglecting the \(\gamma \)-ray energy band that has a strong importance to solve some still open issues. This paper is focused, in particular, on the galactic cosmic ray origin issue, and it shows how only a coexistence of low-energy (MeV–GeV) and high-energy (GeV–TeV) \(\gamma \)-ray instruments can allow us to solve this century-old issue.

Keywords

Cosmic rays Gamma-ray astronomy CTA e-ASTROGAM AGILE 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INAF-IAPSRomeItaly

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