Planet named after Detroit Country Day School student

(WXYZ) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory has named a minor planet after Detroit Country Day School junior Michael Shao.

MIT is recognizing Shao for his achievements in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Shao received a Best of Category for animal science and a first place award for his project which analyzed a worm's simple nervous system. 

This summer, Shao will attend a highly competitive summer research program at MIT. 

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