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Stories by Ken Croswell

Pluto Bids to Get Back Planetary Status

Pluto has at least five moons and an atmosphere—and now a new analysis places its diameter as bigger than its outer solar system rival, Eris  

 

May 27, 2014 — Ken Croswell and Steve Mirsky

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
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World