18-Year-Old Student discovers Comet Break-Up

astroengine wrote It is an event that every professional astronomer considers to be a once in a lifetime of discovery. But for a 18-year-old British student, attended the fragmentation of a comet, she studied became the culmination of a summer program of work experience using the Faulkes Telescope Project, however, it was only the icing on the cake;. Hannah Blyth St. Johns College, Cardiff, has also contributed to the discovery of more than 20 previously unknown asteroids, two of which she discovered it. is extremely rare to detect a comet fragment, but for an amateur (and even less a 18 year old student on work experience) is an incredible achievement.