Christopher Crockett

Interim Astronomy Writer

Christopher Crockett is the interim astronomy writer. A freelance science writer and editor based in Arlington, Va., Crockett 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. Astronomy

    Comets collide around young star

    Astronomers detect clouds of carbon monoxide around Beta Pictoris that could help lead to the discovery of new planets.

  2. Astronomy

    Black holes may shut down stellar factories

    Astronomers find dead galaxies loaded with the cold gas needed to make stars.

  3. Tech

    Shining a light on radio waves

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

  4. Astronomy

    Exoplanet water seen in new light

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

  5. Astronomy

    Kepler space telescope data uncovers 715 new planets

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

  6. Astronomy

    Pulsar pulverizes an asteroid

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

  7. Astronomy

    Relic of early universe found nearby

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