Amanda Gray | Dec. 16, 2013 | South Bend Tribune
SOUTH BEND - Justin Crepp spends quite a bit of his time staring off into space.
But that's a good thing. Crepp is an assistant professor of physics at Notre Dame and has recently been awarded two prestigious designations from NASA for his work in looking for extrasolar planets, or planets outside our solar system.
Crepp is specifically looking for planets that may be habitable. One of his two recent designations as a Kepler Participating Scientist indicates he's working with a larger network of scientists. The other designation, an Early Career Fellowship, is one he alone holds in NASA's "Origins of Solar Systems" research program.