Astronomy Student Discovers 4 Planet Candidates Using Kepler Space Telescope Data

A 22-year-old astronomy student at the University of British Columbia has identified four planet candidates as part of her coursework. Once the new planets are confirmed, she could become one of the youngest ever to accomplish such a feat.  ( Michelle Kunimoto, Jaymie Matthews | UBC ) Advertisement Finding a new planet in the vastness of space can be quite difficult even for veteran scientists but imagine having to find four new worlds all in one go. This is exactly what a 22-year-old astronomy student in Canada just did as part of her coursework. University of British Columbia (UBC) student Michelle Kunimoto was given the task of analyzing data on various light curves collected using NASA’s Kepler space telescope. She was told to search for new information that could have been…


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