Watch: 12-year-old boy accepted to Georgia Tech, seeks NASA career

Nov. 24 (UPI) — A 12-year-old Georgia boy who has been accepted to attend Georgia Tech said he plans to study aerospace engineering for a career in space exploration.

Caleb Anderson, 12, who is dual-enrolled in high school and Chattahoochee Technical College, is aiming to start classes at Georgia Tech next fall, his family said.

“I think I am going to go to Mars, and do more school, I think, and try to get my master’s at Georgia Tech,” Anderson told WSB-TV.

“Then do an internship with Elon Musk, and then I’ll probably get my Ph.D. at MIT. And then I think I’ll start working at either NASA or SpaceX.”

The boy’s parents said they noticed their son was exceptionally intelligent at a very young age.

“At 3 weeks old, I did notice that Caleb was trying to mimic some of my words. … By 4 months, he was picking

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This 12-Year-Old Is (Probably) The Youngest Person To Ever Find A Comet

What had you achieved by the age of 12? Maybe you’d beaten your favourite video game, made a particularly good Lego tower, or mastered the art of falling off a skateboard.

As for Rafał Biros? Well, two weeks ago on Friday, November 13 he discovered a comet – making him probably the youngest discoverer of a comet in history.

“I’m still shocked this actually happened,” he tells me, via email. “It’s amazing to have achieved something like that.”

Rafał, from Świdnica in Poland, is one of many amateur astronomers that trawl through images from spacecraft or missions to help make scientific discoveries – known as citizen scientists.

In this instance he was part of a NASA-funded project called the Sungrazer Project that began in 2000, which uses images from NASA and the European Space Agency’s Solar

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12-Year-Old Wins $25,000 Science Prize for Research on ‘Imaginary Colors’

A 12-year-old girl from Chappaqua, New York won $25,000 at the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering as Rising Stars), a Society for Science and the Public program, for her research into imaginary colors.


Ishana Kumar was one of 30 finalists recognized in the program, according to National Public Radio. She took home the Samueli Foundation Prize of $25,000 on Oct. 21.

Screenshot via SocietyforScience

The seventh-grader explored the possibility of how to change someone’s perception of imaginary colors using Benham’s top, a disk with white and black patterns that causes observers to see different colors when it spins to create retinal fatigue.

Due to the pandemic, she used a small testing sample of 10 friends and neighbors to run her experiment.

Screenshot via SocietyforScience

Kumar explained that if a person looked at a red object for a long time then stared at a sheet of white paper,

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