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Possible dark matter origin of the gamma ray emission from the Galactic Center observed by HESS



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López Maroto, Antonio and Ruiz Cembranos, José Alberto and Gammaldi, Viviana (2012) Possible dark matter origin of the gamma ray emission from the Galactic Center observed by HESS. Physical Review D, 86 (10). ISSN 1550-7998

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.86.103506


We show that the gamma ray spectrum observed with the HESS array of Cherenkov telescopes coming from the Galactic Center region and identified with the source HESS J1745-290 is well fitted by the secondary photons coming from dark matter (DM) annihilation over a diffuse power law background. The amount of photons and morphology of the signal localized within a region of few parsecs, require compressed DM profiles as those resulting from baryonic contraction, which offer 103 enhancements in the signal over DM alone simulations. The fitted background from HESS data is consistent with recent Fermi-LAT observations of the same region.

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© 2012 American Physical Society.
This work has been supported by MICINN (Spain) Projects No. FIS 2008-01323, No. FIS2011-23000, No. FPA2011-27853-01 and Consolider-Ingenio MULTIDARK CSD2009-00064. J.A.R. C. acknowledges the kind hospitality of the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo, Norway

Uncontrolled Keywords:Center Black-Hole, High-Energy, Direction, Models, Mass
Subjects:Sciences > Physics
ID Code:25813
Deposited On:12 Jun 2014 15:33
Last Modified:19 Nov 2014 12:54

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