Teenager Builds His Own Telescope And Takes Stunning Photos Of Space
When boredom strikes as a teenager, it's a lot different than when boredom strikes as an adult.
The main factor? Time. Take this Australian 18-year-old named Jonah Scott, for example. Instead of staring into a flat screen TV or talking into a gaming headset, Scott decided to do himself one better.
He designed and built his own telescope from scratch after teaching himself how.
According to BuzzFeed, this amateur astronomer built his very first telescope at the young age of 15.
He's able to use his diesel fitter skills and apply them to his passion for astronomy to build out his telescopes.
There is so much unknown in space so I was kind of intrigued to know what kind of things were out there after seeing the amazing photos of it in books and stuff.
But where does he get the parts to build his own telescopes? I mean, it's a telescope, not an entire wall built out of Legos. Apparently Scott is able to use pieces he finds around the house combined with what he gets online and at astronomy shops.
Once he learned enough about telescopes and how they work, he went on to build his first one. These days, his photos using his most recent telescope are so good, they could be the wallpaper on your MacBook!
I love how the universe is so staggeringly massive that it blows your mind when you try to comprehend it.
Check out the photos below for a closer look.