Space Science Reviews

, Volume 132, Issue 1, pp 1-182

First online:

Astrophysics in 2006

  • Virginia TrimbleAffiliated withDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of CaliforniaLas Cumbres Observatory
  • , Markus J. AschwandenAffiliated withLockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Organization ADBS Email author 
  • , Carl J. HansenAffiliated withJILA, Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado

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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.


Cosmology: general Galaxies: general ISM: general Stars: general Sun: general Planets and satellites: general Astrobiology Star clusters Binary stars Clusters of galaxies Gamma-ray bursts Milky Way Earth Active galaxies Supernovae