Scientists should take an example from teenagers every now and then. A 15-year-old teenager made a discovery about an unknown Mayan city that had never been researched. William Gadoury used satellite images to test a personal theory, which in the end led to the discovery of a potential Mayan city.

The boy used the constellation maps. 

By researching the Mayan cities map, the young man from Quebec observed some particular patterns that were not randomly placed, although it seemed so. They are probably artificially made, as the boy noticed a strong connection between their position and certain constellations. He thus discovered that the Mayan cities were perfectly aligned with the main constellations. Soon after, he contacted the Canadian Space Agency, and they provided him with satellite images.

Theory taken seriously.

The discoveries made by researchers up until then had lacked information, so the teenager was able to provide more details regarding a yet-to-be-explored city in the Yucatan jungle. His theory was seriously taken into consideration. Daniel De Lisle of the Canadian Space Agency admitted that the area was difficult to study due to the intense vegetation.

His theory is useful for future research.

As a follow up to the boy’s discovery, a thorough investigation was performed. The conclusion is that there might be a city in the area pointed out by William, as there are many elements that suggest the existence of man-made structures. Armand La Rocque from the New Brunswick University also undertook an investigation on this matter. A satellite image made him believe that there might be a network of streets and a large square, which might suggest the presence of a pyramid. The structure has minimum chances of being #Nature’s work, therefore, it probably is artificial. La Rocque stated that all the information collected could be proof of a Mayan city located in the area.

City names K'aak Chi.

William Gadoury named the presumed city K’aak Chi, which means ‘Mouth of Fire’. Researchers such as Armand are now taking the boy’s theory into consideration and will use it in their future studies, in the hope of finding other Mayan cities. William will present his discoveries in 2017 at Brazil’s International #Science Fair, and they will also be published in a science journal. #Environment