MAGIC paper in Nature Astronomy on the recurrent nova RS Oph explosion

MAGIC collaboration published a paper in Nature Astronomy “Proton acceleration in thermonuclear nova explosions revealed by gamma rays”. For the first time, the gamma-ray emission from the recurrent nova RS Oph in the 60 GeV to 250 GeV energy range has been accurately characterized. Another interesting finding is that during nova explosions bubbles of enhanced cosmic-ray density can be created. Such protons will add to the Galactic cosmic ray budget, although primarily in the close neighbourhood of novae (of the order of 10 pc from the recurrent novae).
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