15-year-old schoolboy discovers new planet

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This video from England is called Schoolboy finds new planet… while on work experience: Teenager spotted Jupiter-sized globe 1,000 light-years away.

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Schoolboy on work experience discovers planet

Newcastle-under-Lyme pupil Tom Wagg spotted dip in light which revealed existence of a planet while on placement at Keele University two years ago

Jessica Elgot

Thursday 11 June 2015 17.12 BST

A schoolboy doing work experience with an astrophysics professor has discovered a new planet 1,000 light years from Earth.

Newcastle-under-Lyme school pupil Tom Wagg was 15 when he went for his work placement at Keele University, where he spotted a minuscule dip in the light from a faraway star that he knew could be caused by a planet passing in front of it.

Wagg kept in touch with the university’s Prof Coel Hellier while the potential planet was analysed by scientists from the universities of…

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