Wolf Sugar aimed for the stars and discovered a new, big planet.
there are 6.9 times larger than the Earth should it even prove. It can, among others, ABC News and CNN report.
It came to pass, while the 17-year-old boy was in the internship at Nasa.
About three days into my internship, I saw a signal from a system by the name of TOI 1338. At first I thought it was a stjerneformørkelse, but it turned out to be a planet, " says Wolf Sugar.
the Teenager from New York was about to look the data from the TESS mission through, when he suddenly opened his eyes and surveyed a potential planet. The mission has, in the past discovered several planets since it was launched in the summer of 2018.
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The newly discovered planet by the name of TOI 1338 b were found well at 1,300 light-years away and is the only one in its system, orbiting two suns. A bit like Luke Skywalker home planet Tatooine in the film 'Star Wars'.
Sugar tells that it was hard to prove his discovery, but the data continued to confirm it.
- Our self-confidence went up and down a few times, but at the end of the course, we were sure we had found a planet, he says.
TESS mission using four different cameras to examine the same area in the room. They take a picture every 30. minutes, which will be compared to see how the brightness varies among the passers-by stars, and if a planet may have to pass one of the stars.