Diffuse galactic Gamma-rays from star clusters

Biman B. Nath, David Eichler

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We demonstrate that young star clusters have a γ-ray surface brightness comparable to that of the diffuse Galactic emission (DGE), and estimate that their sky coverage in the direction of the inner Galaxy exceeds unity. We therefore suggest that they comprise a significant fraction of the DGE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1-L5
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2020


  • ISM: Cosmic rays
  • ISM: bubbles
  • gamma-rays: diffuse background

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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