UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error

Found on BBC News on Sunday, 26 March 2017
Browse Astronomy

The correction was said to be "appreciated" by Nasa, which invited him to help analyse the problem.

The research was part of the TimPix project from the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS), which gives students across the UK the chance to work on data from the space station, looking for anomalies and patterns that might lead to further discoveries.

It turned out that Miles had noticed something no-one else had - including the Nasa experts.

Things like that can only happen when you open up your data to others and don't keep it locked down.