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Hadrons or Leptons? That is the question!
Extragalactic jets shine across the entire electromagnetic spectrum, emitting radiation from radio waves up to very high-energy gamma rays. In the past decades, astrophysicists have been able to grasp several aspects of the functioning of these structures, thought to be launched by rotating magnetic fields close to the horizon of supermassive black holes. One of the most basic questions about jets is the one related to the nature of the radiating particles and the mechanisms at the base of the emission that we observe…
CTA Releases its Updated Science Case
On 27 September 2017, the latest iteration of the Cherenkov Telescope Array’s (CTA’s) science case, Science with the Cherenkov Telescope Array, was released via the CTA Library and arXiv. The work includes more than 200 pages that introduce and elaborate on CTA’s major science themes and place CTA in the context of other major observatories.