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17-year-old trainee at NASA discovered a new planet

The planet is named TOI 1338 b. It is 6.9 times larger than the Earth and about 1,300 light-years away.
As CNBC reported that as a student at Scarsdale High School in New York, Wolf Cukier had the opportunity to practice for 2 months at NASA’s Goddard Space Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA.

His first mission here was to check the brightness of the stars taken by NASA’s Explorers (TESS) system. After 3 days of practice, Cukier discovered a new planet called “TOI 1338 b”.

“After about 3 days of practice, I found TOI 1338. At first, I thought it was an eclipse in a binary star system. However, I was wrong. It was a planet,” Cukier said.

According to NASA , TOI 1338 b is 6.9 times larger than the Earth and about 1,300 light-years away. It is also the first planet orbiting two stars recorded by the TESS system. The orbiting period of these two stars is about 15 days long.

NASA added that planets such as TOI 1338 b are difficult to detect because the system may confuse them with eclipse phenomena. This is why they need help from trainees like Cukier.

“Algorithms will struggle with these types of signals. Meanwhile, the human eye is very good at finding such data samples,” said Veselin Kostov, a scientist at Goddard’s Space Center. NASA said.

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