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NASA intern discovers new planet on day 3 of internship

Jan 11, 2020 16:29 IST

Take a cue from this teen if you want an impressive internship review! A summer 2019 intern at NASA's space program discovered a previously unknown planet on the third day of his internship. The planet has two suns and is located 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Pictor according to the agency. 17-year-old Wolf Cukier from New York was asked to study how two stars would cross paths creating an eclipse when he noticed an object blocking the light. The discovery was made last year in June and after several weeks of verification by senior scientists, it has been concluded that Cukier had spotted a new planet, 6.9 times larger than Earth.

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