VERITAS Detection of LS 5039 and HESS J1825-137

10 Jan 2020 VERITAS Collaboration Abeysekara A. U. 4 and 5 Benbow W. 4 and 5 Bird R. 4 and 5 Brose R. 4 and 5 Christiansen J. L. 8 and 9 Chromey A. J. 8 and 9 Cui W. 8 and 9 Daniel M. K. e Falcone A. e Fortson L. e Hanna D. e Hassan T. e Hervet O. e Holder J. e Hughes G. e Humensky T. B. e Kaaret P. e Kar P. e Kelley-Hoskins N. e Kertzman M. e Kieda D. e Krause M. e Lang M. J. e Maier G. e Moriarty P. e Nieto D. e Nievas-Rosillo M. e Ong R. A. 4 and 5 Pandel D. 4 and 5 Pohl M. 4 and 5 Prado R. R. Pueschel E. Quinn J. Ragan K. Reynolds P. T. Richards G. T. Roache E. Sadeh I. Santander M. Sembroski G. H. Weinstein A. Wilcox P. Williams D. A. Williamson T. J

With 8 hours of observations, VERITAS confirms the detection of two very high energy gamma-ray sources. The gamma-ray binary LS 5039 is detected with a statistical significance of $8.8\sigma$... (read more)

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