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17-Year-Old Discovered A New Planet (8 pics)

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1 17-Year-Old Discovered A New Planet (8 pics)

“I was looking through the data for everything the volunteers had flagged as an eclipsing binary, a system where two stars circle around each other and, from our view, eclipse each other every orbit. About three days into my internship, I saw a signal from a system called TOI 1338b. At first, I thought it was a stellar eclipse, but the timing was wrong. It turned out to be a planet.”


2 17-Year-Old Discovered A New Planet (8 pics)

The new, now known as TOI 1388b - rolls right off the tongue - is TESS’s first circumbinary planet, which means that it orbits two stars instead of one.


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NASA recently released some images of the photos and they're pretty cool.


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But, it might just be too good to be true, because those closer up images of the planet were created by a bot, as we don’t have a telescope powerful enough to see in that much detail. Either way, people don't seem to mind and are loving this sherbet shaded planet.



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Here’s to hoping we’ll get there, some day…

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