The BBC reports 17-year-old Staffordshire schoolboy Tom Wagg has discovered a new planet.
He sifted through 1,000 data sets looking for dips in the light of distant stars when he came across a good candidate.
It took two years to confirm Wagg’s discovery of what’s now known as WASP-142b.
The planet is a “hot Jupiter,” a planet similar to our own Jupiter, but one that’s migrated extremely close to the host star.
An official naming contest is soon to kick off.
(Artist depiction courtesy NASA)