Teen discovers new planet while interning at NASA

Teen discovers new planet while interning at NASA

A teen from the New York, three days into an internship at NASA, discovered a new planet. Wolf Cukier, from Scarsdale High School, made the cosmic discovery using the space agency’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Now called TOI 1338 b, it is the only known planet within the system. Cukier’s planet is about 6.9 times larger than our planet.

Simone
Simone
Spitfire WA
Spitfire WA 4 months

Good on you son.

Indo
Indo 4 months

Wow imagine that. Finding a real planet. What will whites discover next.

Bodzios
Bodzios 4 months

Cukier means "sugar" in Polish. He got himself sweet deal then 😂

General Zap
General Zap 4 months

How racist, he didn't let brown people discover it first!

Paris Cloud
Paris Cloud 4 months

I wonder if he came up with the 6.9 figure himself

Fin
Fin 4 months

This is y nasa should be properly funded.. Well done

Seekster
Seekster 4 months

Congratulations young man!

William
William 4 months

How dare you report this! He’s not even asian!

SkyBound
SkyBound 4 months

This boi found Tatooine...

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 4 months

TOI 700D? The only reason a high school junior would name a planet TOI 700d is obvious.. "Uranus" was already taken!

Sean
Sean 4 months

6.9 times bigger. nice

Noobs
Noobs 4 months

Good job and all that, and notbto rain on this kids achievements, but most likely he did not discover it himself in isolation. I expect something like this: Here, kid, look at this system as we think it is of interest. Do these things and when you see anything here, tell us. *Kid sees something as he is watching it and tells someone* I think I found something. Really? Let us see. Yes, good. Niw we just have to do this complicated thing to confirm. There! Congratz kid, you just found your first planet!

Binx1
Binx1 4 months

i am sure anyone could, unfortunately only so many allowed to access to the technology.

AbsentSal
AbsentSal 4 months

this says more about the equipment and UI than about the kid. but that's none of my business

Grand Ol Propaganda
Grand Ol Propaganda 4 months

Whitey Righty's now looking to destroy another planet they claim they "discovered" and reimagining slavery plans.... 🙄🙄🙄

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