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Some of Uranusís Small Moons Are Doomed to Collide

By Ken Croswell

Published on New Scientist (September 4, 2017)


Credit: Voyager 2. NASA and JPL.

Pity poor Cressida Ė not the tragic figure in Shakespeare, but a small moon orbiting Uranus. It looks like it will crash into another of the planetís moons in a mere million years.

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Ken Croswell earned his Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard University and is the author of The Alchemy of the Heavens and The Lives of Stars.

"An engaging account of the continuing discovery of our Galaxy...wonderful." --Owen Gingerich, The New York Times Book Review. See all reviews of The Alchemy of the Heavens here.

"A stellar picture of what we know or guess about those distant lights."--Kirkus. See all reviews of The Lives of Stars here.

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