12 Jun '15, 6pm

15-year-old intern discovers new planet

While plenty of kids are given the advice that one is never too young to start changing the world, it’s pretty safe to say very few teens have discovered a whole new planet. But on this third day of work experience at the University of Keele , England, Tom Wagg—then 15-years-old—was observing a star some 1,000 light years away when he noticed a small blip in the light that suggested a planet may be passing by, and orbiting, the star. Two years on, after further study by astronomers at the University of Geneva and the University of Liege, it’s been confirmed that Tom has in fact discovered a previously unknown, yet to be named, planet.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/15-year-old-intern-discovers-new-pla...

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