Title: Huntsville’s young scientist
Source: ABC 31 (Huntsville, AL)
Author: Hollie Thrasher
Date: February 26, 2013
When William Lucas was 13 years-old he did made a huge discovery before Nasa, the US Air Force, or any other scientist around the world; he discovered a massive Gamma Ray burst. [...]
[...] He began measuring the [Fukushima] radiation fallout as it spread. The readings spiked but not to dangerous levels, that is until March 28th .
“My husband called me and said everybody and his uncle his [sic] coming over because our son is having a radiation incident, you have to come home,” recalled Diana Lucas, William’s mother.
[...] the Geiger counter was getting extremely high radiation readings. The Fire department called first but it did not stop there. Several different law enforcement divisions descended on the house expecting to possibly find illicit activity. Diana says her explanation was initially met with some skepticism.
“They did shoot me this look like we are not going to let you fool us.”
When they saw the Geiger counter one person decided to turn it off but not before William’s father was able to save the data. [...]
The 13 year-old had detected a Gamma Ray burst originating from a black hole 3.8 billion light years away from Earth and he was the first to do it. [...]
The Draco Kill Shot is considered to be the longest lasting Gamma Ray burst ever observed.
Published: February 27th, 2013 at 12:29 am ET