Most recently, a 17-year-old NASA intern discovered a new planet that is almost 6.9 times bigger than earth – perhaps – a life-sustaining interstellar clay.
So, does that imply we should start packing our baggage and prepare to take-off for possibly our new home – NO – because it’s 1,300 light-years away – that’s infinite times beyond impossible to even think of reaching there.
Or perhaps, we could see if some alien is trying to contact us from there, and maybe signal them to send us the transport *if they have developed the ultra-advanced technologies*
Anyway, we don’t aspire to break the moment for this 17-year-old high school lad, who discovered a planet trillions of miles away from us – and he did it on his third day of an internship with NASA.
Meet, Wolf Cukier, A 17-Year-Old High School Senior From New York, Probably Discovered A Life-Sustaining Planet That Is Trillions Of Miles Away From Us – On This Third Day As A NASA Intern!
For buyers, this news is a candid wow, but Wolf Cukier had to be one hundred and ten percent accurate about his discovery of the planet.
During his 2-month internship with NASA back in December 2019, Cukier’s task was to study variations of star brightness through NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
Wolf Cukier’s Ingenuity Of Reading Down The Slighest Dip In The Brightness Readings Instead Of Skipping It Assuming It Was Due To A Stellar Eclipse Made Him Proficient Of Discovering The Planet:
If many think Cukier’s discovery is his absolute luck, then here is something that you should signify his intellect, “I was looking through the data for everything the volunteers had signaled as an eclipsing binary, a practice where two stars were circling around each other and from our view eclipse each other every orbit,” Cukier said.
“For about three days as a NASA intern, I saw a signal from a system called TOI 1338,” he added, “At first I thought it was a stellar eclipse, but the timing was wrong. It turned out to be a planet.”
And Last Week NASA Strengthened Cukier’s Wolf Discovery:
Cukier’s System or TOI 1338 b, as it is now declared, is TESS’s first circumbinary planet—a world orbiting two stars. Plus! The finding was emphasized in a board discussion earlier this month at the 235th American Astronomical Society meeting in Honolulu.
A paper, which Cukier co-authored, along with experts from Goddard, San Diego State University, the University of Chicago and other institutions, has also been submitted to a scientific journal.