27 July 2015
Tom Wagg was 15 years old when he discovered an exoplanet whilst on Work Experience at Keele University. He found WASP-142b orbiting a star 1000 light years from Earth. Follow up checks were carried out by astronomers from around the world and his discovery was confirmed. Now 17, Tom said the experience was amazing, and he hopes to go on and study physics at university.
Read more here: http://www.iop.org/news/15/jul/page_66036.html