January 10, 2020

Teen discovers new planet on his 3rd day interning for NASA
While other interns were fetching coffee and making copies, Wolf Cukier was discovering a brand new planet. Cukier, 17, is a high school senior from Scarsdale, New York. Last summer, he started an internship at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and one of his first assignments was to help with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission. On his third day, while looking through a telescope at TOI 1338, a solar system 1,300 light years from Earth, he saw there was something in the orbit of two stars that was blocking the light. He made notes and after further study, approached his bosses with the news that he found something. They spent several weeks conducting more research, and ultimately concluded that Cukier had discovered a planet 6.9 times larger than Earth. It is a circumbinary planet, which are hard to spot; this is just the 13th planet of its kind to ever be found, CBS New York reports. "Our confidence went up and down a couple of times, but by the end of the internship, we were confident that what we found was a planet," Cukier told ABC News. Cukier had to keep his discovery a secret until this week, when the research was shared during the 235th American Astronomical Society meeting in Honolulu. Cukier hopes this is just the beginning of his career studying the stars, and plans on majoring in physics or astrophysics next year in college.

Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
"Eat Pray Love" Turns 10: Rewind | E! News
August 13, 2020
4S-vapb7T-U
Mean Girls of Beverly Hills, Cardi Joins OnlyFans & More
August 12, 2020
75L6kUHlemQ
Jake Paul Slams "Absurd" Rumors About FBI Raid
August 12, 2020
YcedOszPjS0
'Schitt's Creek' Cast and Comics Surprise Eugene Levy During His Lifetime Achievement Award
August 11, 2020
DysVIh-vzQw
'A Thousand Cuts' Journalist Maria Ressa on Freedom of the Press
August 06, 2020
FEI1t5k1C4w
Jordan Fisher on 'The Big Ticket' with Marc Malkin
August 06, 2020
1ceuwyhbuwc
Indian Matchmaking’s’ Nadia is crushing on this other Netflix star | Page Six Celebrity News
August 12, 2020
7lXTrht4pBY
Rebecca Minkoff shares her favorite clean skincare and makeup products | Page Six Celebrity News
August 12, 2020
kJRcqFs5e7M
Doctors slam critics of Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ song: Don’t shame ‘healthy’ women | Page Six Celebrity News
August 12, 2020
N_bJa1DMT9A
Steve-O Duct Tapes Himself to Hollywood Billboard to Promote Project | TMZ
August 13, 2020
kTtBMDVW9D8
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Buy New California Home | TMZ
August 13, 2020
7YiIVz1bPOs
Anthony Michael Hall Berating Hotel Guests In Pool | TMZ
August 13, 2020
bAyWbbSnwvQ
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
01
Aug
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Roma
01
Aug
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Cagliari
01
Aug
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Lazio
01
Aug
ITALY: Serie A
Atalanta - Inter Milan
29
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Torino - Roma
29
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Cagliari - Juventus
29
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Sampdoria - AC Milan
28
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Inter Milan - Napoli
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Norwich City
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Watford
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Manchester United
26
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Sampdoria
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Wolves
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Newcastle United - Liverpool
26
Jul
ENGLAND: Premier League
Crystal Palace - Tottenham Hotspur
26
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Fiorentina
25
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Sassuolo
25
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
Genoa - Inter Milan
24
Jul
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Atalanta
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
-g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo kQr0XHPbICM
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.