Miles Soloman was working on a project with his professors doing data analysis for the International Space Station. The goal was to find patterns and anomalies.
While he was sifting through data from the levels of radiation at the International Space Station, he stumbled upon the number “-1”. He informed his professors that is impossible to have energy with the value of “-1”.
The student pointed out that the level of the energy can never be negative. The professors contacted NASA and the agency thanked them for pointing out the error.
NASA was aware of the anomalies with the negative numbers but thought that it happened every once in a while. The British teen found out that the error manifests multiple times a day.