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Gamma Rays (Included and Removed) in the Galactic Center

Caption: At left is a map of gamma rays with energies between 1 and 3.16 GeV detected in the galactic center by Fermi's LAT; red indicates the greatest number. Prominent pulsars are labeled. Removing all known gamma-ray sources (right) reveals excess emission that may arise from dark matter annihilations.

Credit: T. Linden, Univ. of Chicago

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