Christopher Crockett

Astronomy Writer, 2014-2017

Christopher Crockett is a freelance science writer and editor based in Arlington, Va.  He was the astronomy writer at Science News from 2014 to 2017. He has a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California, Los Angeles. 

All Stories by Christopher Crockett

  1. Tech

    Shining a light on radio waves

    A new device detects faint signals by first converting them to laser pulses.

  2. Astronomy

    Exoplanet water seen in new light

    Astronomers used a new technique to characterize the atmosphere of a gas giant exoplanet.

  3. Astronomy

    Kepler space telescope data uncovers 715 new planets

    Astronomers used a new tool to quickly confirm the detection of exoplanets.

  4. Astronomy

    Pulsar pulverizes an asteroid

    The steady beat of a pulsar may occasionally be interrupted by collisions with asteroids.

  5. Astronomy

    Relic of early universe found nearby

    A galaxy little changed since the dawn of the universe shows up in our celestial neighborhood.