Milagro is the first gamma ray detector
capable of continuously monitoring the entire overhead sky at energies
below 1 TeV.The energy threshold
of Milagro is an order of magnitude lower than any other all-sky instrument
operating in the VHE regime.Milagro
is the ideal instrument to study the transient and variable sources of
VHE gamma rays in the Universe and to discover new phenomena.
Milagro is a Water-Cherenkov detector located in a 60m
x 80m x 8m covered pond in the Jemez mountians near Los Alamos, New Mexico.
It is at an altitude of 2630m.
Milagro detector will be used to:
for gamma-ray bursts emitting TeV gamma rays.
for nearby active galactic nuclei (AGN).
the Northern Hemisphere sky for sources of TeV gamma rays.
for primordial black holes (PBH).
Crab with Milagro.
the properties of the solar magnetic field.
Schematic of the Milagro Detector
Exterior View of the the Milagro Detector
Inside Milagro filled with water
Recent Milagro Publications:
Tev Observations Of Markarian 501 With The Milagrito
Water Cerenkov Detector.
By Milagro Collaboration (R. Atkins et al.) Ap. J. Lett 525:L25-L28,
1999 Nov. 1
Evidence For Tev Emission From GRB 970417a.
By Milagro Collaboration (R. Atkins et al.). The
Astrophysical Journal, 533:L119-L122, 2000 April 20 /. e-Print Archive: