Breaking News from CTA and the ASTRI Mini-Array

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), one of the leading  Projects of  SPANET, will be the major global observatory for very high energy gamma-ray astronomy over the next decade and beyond. The scientific scope of CTA is extremely broad: from understanding the role of relativistic cosmic particles to the search for dark matter. CTA will be an explorer of the extreme universe, probing environments from the immediate neighborhood of black holes to cosmic voids on the largest scales, covering a huge range in photon energy from 20 GeV to 300 TeV.

ASTRI-Horn: first Cherenkov telescope in dual-mirror configuration to detect the Crab Nebula at TeV energies

Exactly 40 years after the first historical observation of Crab nebula at TeV energies, which opened the era of TeV astronomy with the Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Technique (IACT), another advancement in IACT technology has been achieved.