NJ SPOTLIGHT DAILY NEWS
January 16, 2020
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SCARSDALE, NY — Here’s yet another teenage overachiever to make you feel bad about yourself. A local 17-year-old high schooler earned an internship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Between fetching coffee, taking lunch orders and walking back and forth from Parking Lot ZZ, he discovered a brand new planet. Oh, and that was on his third day on the job. He was checking out a solar system some 1,300 light years from Earth, perhaps hoping to find Lando flying the Millennium Falcon, when he noticed something in the orbit of two stars that was blocking the light. He informed his bosses, who likely laughed uproariously and dispatched him back to his rear cubicle. But then they took a look through a high-powered telescope. And then another look. And then a third. They confirmed it: The kid found a planet 6.9 times larger than Earth, CBS News reports. NASA made the discovery public at an astronomy conference this week in Honolulu, where the intern did a great job carrying luggage and hailing Uber. Read today’s Jaffe Briefing., where we take it black, two sugars.
SCARSDALE, NY — Here’s yet another teenage overachiever to make you feel bad about yourself. A local 17-year-old high schooler earned an internship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Between fetching coffee, taking lunch orders and walking back and forth from Parking Lot ZZ, he discovered a brand new planet. Oh, and that was on his third day on the job. He was checking out a solar system some 1,300 light years from Earth, perhaps hoping to find Lando flying the Millennium Falcon, when he noticed something in the orbit of two stars that was blocking the light. He informed his bosses, who likely laughed uproariously and dispatched him back to his rear cubicle. But then they took a look through a high-powered telescope. And then another look. And then a third. They confirmed it: The kid found a planet 6.9 times larger than Earth, CBS News reports. NASA made the discovery public at an astronomy conference this week in Honolulu, where the intern did a great job carrying luggage and hailing Uber. Read today’s Jaffe Briefing., where we take it black, two sugars.