15-Year-Old Kid Discovered A Planet; Story Of Focused Hard Work, Belief In Abilities
If you believe in your talents and can work hard to unleash them, you can achieve any goal; the greatest asset to turn the impossible into possible is the personal power, with which one can execute one’s plans and materialize one’s ideas.
Without any exaggeration, these are the lessons that everyone can learn from 15 years old Tom Wagg. This English teen made a miraculous discovery, while he was an intern at Keele University England: he discovered a planet orbiting a star one thousand light years far from the earth.
Tom was doing an experiment at the university, when he spotted the planet. The planet discovered had previously gone unnoticed by all the astronomers. The university team then spent two years to testify the existence of this planet. This confirmation has marked Wagg as one of the youngest ever discoverers of any planet.
“I’m hugely excited to have a found a new planet, and I’m very impressed that we can find them so far away,” Keele University quotes Tom.
“The planet is one of a class of “hot Jupiter” planets, which — unlike the planets in our own Solar System — have very tight orbits close to their stars. They are thought to have migrated inwards through interactions with another planet. Thus it is likely that Tom’s planet is not the only planet orbiting that star,” the university enlightens public about the new planet.
According to a statement issued by the university, Wegg made use of the data collected by Keele University’s WASP (Wide Angle Search for Planets) project, which has been designed for scanning stars and pinpointing the dips.
It was one just a dip in the light of a star that made young kid to succeed in a great discovery. Of course, we can’t underestimate his keen observation and focused work; otherwise, there are many working in the laboratories with highly advanced technologies. But achievers are very few. Tom is an achiever. Indeed he is.
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.