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The arrival directions of the most energetic cosmic rays

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      In this Letter we examine the arrival directions of the most energetic cosmic rays (E > 2 * 10^19 eV) detected by several air shower experiments. We find that data taken by different air shower arrays show positive correlations, indicating a non--uniform arrival direction distribution. We also find that the events with energy $ > 4 * 10^19 eV exhibit a correlation with the general direction of the supergalactic plane, where a large number of potential sources is located. If confirmed by data from other experiments our results would support models for the extragalactic origin of the highest energy cosmic rays.

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      19 May 1995
      1995-09-11
      astro-ph/9505093
      10.1103/PhysRevLett.75.3056
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      BA-95-18
      Phys.Rev.Lett.75:3056-3059,1995
      7 pages; 1 figure included; uuencoded, compressed PostScript file; final version, corrected in some points, accepted for publication in Phys.Rev.Lett
      astro-ph hep-ph

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