Progress in astronomy: from gravitational waves to space weather

John Michael Tutill Thompson

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This brief paper introduces and reviews the 'visions of the future' articles prepared by leading young scientists throughout the world for the first of two Christmas 2008 Triennial issues of Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, devoted, respectively, to astronomy and Earth science. Contributions in astronomy include the very topical gamma-ray bursts, new ideas on stellar collapse and the unusual atmospheres of synchronized planets orbiting nearby stars.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4359-4364
Number of pages6
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences
Issue number1884
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2008


  • black holes
  • gravitational waves
  • gamma-ray bursts
  • stellar collapse
  • supernovae
  • extrasolar planets


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