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Unbelievable but the 17-year-old discovers the new planet 6.9 times larger than Earth

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Just three days during his summer internship at NASA, teenager Wolf Cukier unveiled a new planet. The news was announced by National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Charged to examine data collected by the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), only 17-year-old Cukier discovered what appeared to be an anomaly in the motion of stars within a particular solar system. It was this deviation that would allow Cukier to discover that it was a new planet.

The planet “TOI 1338 b” orbits two stars, and scientists say it is a circulating planet. Most planets revolve around only one star.

Since the discovery of “TOI 1338b” during his summer internship at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland last year, Cukier has sought a co-author for discovering the planet along with his mentors.

According to NASA, the Planet is about seven times larger than Earth.

“TOI 1338 b” is the first circulating planet discovered using the TESS method and is the 13th circulating planet identified by the Space Agency / Euronews Albania.

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