9 year old works toward college degree

Tanishq Abraham consults his favorite book while explaining the bones on a skeleton in Sacramento, Calif., in this April 14, 2011 photo. (Renee C. Byer/Sacramento Bee/Zuma)

July 7, 2012 5:32:01 AM PDT
After scoring in the 99.9th percentile of standardized tests, discovering a supernova and helping in the discovery of an exoplanet, a 9-year-old boy is working toward his college degree.

At age 2, Tanishq Abraham could count from 1 to 100, and that's when his parents began to discover he was ahead of his peers.

They decided to have him tested, and Tanishq, merely 4 years old, was inducted into the Mensa genius society. He has published articles in the Peninsula Astronomical Society and contributes to Zooniverse, an online program for discovering and categorizing astronomy research.

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