Astrophysics in 1999

Virginia Trimble, Markus J. Aschwanden
2000 Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific  
The year 1999 saw the arrival of a star with three planets, a universe with three parameters, and a solar corona that could be heated at least three ways. In addition, there were at least three papers on every question that has ever been asked in astrophysics, from "Will the Universe expand forever?" to "Does mantle convection occur in one or two layers?" The answers generally were, "Yes," "No," and "None of the above," to each of the questions. The authors have done their best to organize the
more » ... ichness around centers defined by objects, methods, and madnesses. ABSTRACT. The year 1999 saw the arrival of a star with three planets, a universe with three parameters, and a solar corona that could be heated at least three ways. In addition, there were at least three papers on every question that has ever been asked in astrophysics, from "" Will the Universe expand forever ? ÏÏ to "" Does mantle convection occur in one or two layers ? ÏÏ The answers generally were, "" Yes,ÏÏ "" No,ÏÏ and "" None of the above,ÏÏ to each of the questions. The authors have done their best to organize the richness around centers deÐned by objects, methods, and madnesses.
doi:10.1086/316546 fatcat:nsx4ut4s4fhbbk2m7efjmwzqcy