A comment on the emission from the Galactic Center as seen by the Fermi telescope

In the recent paper of Hooper and Goodenough (2010) [10] it was reported that gamma-ray emission from the Galactic Center region contains an excess compared to the contributions from the large-scale diffuse emission and known point sources. This excess was argued to be consistent with a signal from annihilation of Dark Matter with a power law density profile. We reanalyze the Fermi data and find instead that it is consistent with the "standard model" of diffuse emission and of known point sources. The main reason for the discrepancy with the interpretation of Hooper and Goodenough (2010) [10] is different (as compared to the previous works) spectrum of the point source at the Galactic Center assumed by Hooper and Goodenough (2010) [10]. We discuss possible reasons for such an interpretation. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Physics Letters B, 705, 165-169

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