Source: Hypebeast

A 17-year-old discovered a new planet during his internship with NASA.

A few days into his internship, he was analyzing data captured by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, and ended up discovering a new planet which is being referred to as TOI 1338 b.

“I saw a signal from a system called TOI 1338. At first, I thought it was a stellar eclipse, but the timing was wrong. It turned out to be a planet,” said Wolf Cukier, the teen who discovered the planet.

“TOI 1338 b is also the first planet found via TESS, and it lies roughly 13,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Pictor,” reports Hypebeast.

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A 17-Year-Old Discovers a Planet During Internship with NASA

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