Space Science Reviews

, Volume 132, Issue 1, pp 1–182

Astrophysics in 2006

  • Virginia Trimble
  • Markus J. Aschwanden
  • Carl J. Hansen
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11214-007-9224-0

Cite this article as:
Trimble, V., Aschwanden, M.J. & Hansen, C.J. Space Sci Rev (2007) 132: 1. doi:10.1007/s11214-007-9224-0

Abstract

The fastest pulsar and the slowest nova; the oldest galaxies and the youngest stars; the weirdest life forms and the commonest dwarfs; the highest energy particles and the lowest energy photons. These were some of the extremes of Astrophysics 2006. We attempt also to bring you updates on things of which there is currently only one (habitable planets, the Sun, and the Universe) and others of which there are always many, like meteors and molecules, black holes and binaries.

Keywords

Cosmology: generalGalaxies: generalISM: generalStars: generalSun: generalPlanets and satellites: generalAstrobiologyStar clustersBinary starsClusters of galaxiesGamma-ray burstsMilky WayEarthActive galaxiesSupernovae