Just Pinned to #MSCDE: The A-level student noticed something odd in radiation levels from the International Space Station. http://ift.tt/2npMjxS
This was a really fascinating story of an A level student who whilst analysing some data from NASA, found an error and reported it to Nasa.
It was a fluff piece, a feel-good story, but it struck me in a couple of ways. Obviously, it ties in nicely with my focus this week on analysing data and the potential for inaccuracy caused by humans, but also the fact that the school had encouraged this sort of participation to the level where the teenager had the confidence to stand by his work instead of assuming he must be wrong because NASA couldn’t possibly have made a mistake.
Well done that lad!