(NEWSER) – British high school student Tom Wagg already has a line on his resume most of us can only dream of. While interning at Keele University two years ago, the then-15-year-old found what looked to be a planet; telescopes in Chile were used to take a deeper look, and now astronomers in Switzerland and Belgium have confirmed his find. Specifically, Tom discovered an exoplanet the size of Jupiter in the constellation Hydra some 1,000 light years away.
And he did it right out the gate: "It was just my third day when I spotted what looked a good candidate, but I had already gone through more than 1,000 sets of data by then," Tom tells the BBC. "It looks boring, but when you think about what you're actually doing it's amazing really."
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