This white paper briefly summarizes the importance of the study of relativistic cosmic rays, both as a constituent of our Universe, and through their impact on stellar and galactic evolution. The focus is on what can be learned over the coming decade through ground-based gamma-ray observations over the 20 GeV to 300 TeV range. The majority of the material is drawn directly from "Science with the Cherenkov Telescope Array", which describes the overall science case for CTA. We request that authors wishing to cite results contained in this white paper cite the original work.
- Pub Date:
- June 2021
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
- Submitted as input to ASTRONET Science Vision and Infrastructure roadmap on behalf of the CTA consortium. arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:1709.07997