Quote about Nico Marquardt's calculations

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This is a cool story.  A German schoolboy has corrected the calculations of NASA:"This schoolboy has done a marvellous job. A hundred years ago people used logarithms and hand-calculators and slide rules to work out asteroid orbits," Professor Fred Watson, of the Anglo-Australian Observatory, told ABC Australia. "But it says a lot for the world that we live in that a 13 year-old schoolboy can download the right software to do the job and actually find errors in Nasa's work. It is quite...Read Full Story