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Stories by Ken Croswell

Oddball Eclipse Makes Star Brighter

When a white dwarf passes in front of its binary star system companion every 88 days, it acts like a lens to make the larger star appear brighter to us.

 

May 15, 2014 — Ken Croswell and Steve Mirsky

Saturn Is Shaking Its Rings

Oscillations inside the giant planet perturb its rings, promising new clues to the nature of its enormous interior

May 13, 2013 — Ken Croswell

Star Performers: The Magellanic Clouds

Two intrepid galaxies dash past the Milky Way—and dazzle astronomers with their beauty and brilliance as new observations reveal why the pair is so flamboyant

March 20, 2013 — Ken Croswell

Why We Need Our Zzzs

Why We Need Our Zzzs

Vital for Memory, Mood and More