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Title: Status and recent results of MAGIC
Authors: Javier Rico, Robert Wagner

MAGIC is a single-dish Cherenkov telescope located on La Palma (Spain), hence with an optimal view on the Northern sky. Sensitive in the 30 GeV-30 TeV energy band, it is nowadays the only ground-based instrument being able to measure high-energy gamma-rays below 100 GeV. We review the most recent experimental results obtained using MAGIC.

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The title of largest gamma-ray telescope has passed back to the Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cerenkov (Magic) scope on the island of Palma.
It gets the accolade as the second Magic telescope collects its first light on 25 April.
Gamma-ray radiation is ejected by the most distant, earliest galaxies and the most violent stellar processes.
Magic measures gamma rays via the particle showers they cause as they arrive in our atmosphere.

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The MAGIC Telescope for gamma rays
MAGIC, located at Roque de los Muchachos in La Palma, Canary Islands, is the largest single-dish Cherenkov telescope in the world, and also the instrument with the largest optical surface (17 meters of diameter, corresponding to 240 square meters of area). Nevertheless, it can repoint in 20 seconds to sources showing explosions of energy. It is the best target that extraterrestrial intelligence can choose to point their lasers and communicate with us...



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