Highschooler discovers a planet during internship

Here’s some inspiration for all the young scientists out there.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/01/10/teenager-discovered-new-planet-third-day-his-nasa-internship/?fbclid=IwAR133KwM6sZi2JCTI_Bz9pwCr9xRP6rd0KSwl9ugsGIPU50dE2La3P5-l_c&utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Most people sit through countless orientations on the first few days of their job, but one teen discovered a planet — on his third day.

Wolf Cukier, 17, of Scarsdale, N.Y., had wrapped up his junior year of high school when he headed off to intern in the summer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., where he discovered a planet orbiting two stars.

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That’s pretty amazing. Plus, orbiting two stars? Sounds like Tatooine. :smiley:

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I’m not sure if you’ve seen it yet. However, there is actually a follow-up report in which NASA explain how they found a spaceport on the planet. One scientist, Ben, is quoted as saying:

“You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.”


On a more serious note, good article. Thanks for sharing, @Christy.

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Hey, a life form is a life form. :smiley:

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