NEXT DIMENSION: Year 3 student and science fan Troy Button’s favourite planet is Pluto.
NEXT DIMENSION: Year 3 student and science fan Troy Button’s favourite planet is Pluto. Paul Braven

Wonders of space inspire young science buff

YEAR 3 student Troy Button has already figured out what he wants to do after school, and it's not to be an astronaut.

The St Stephen's Lutheran College student hopes to make a career out of science

"I want to be a scientist when I grow up and make medicine for a cure for cancer," he said.

"I've wanted to do that since last year."

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For the moment, Troy just loves learning reading about the solar system.

He's already read his five-book series on space and is constantly learning new things.

"There are three different types of coloured stars. Red is hot, blue is cold and orange is warm," he said.

"There are seven planets and my favourite is Pluto because it is a dwarf planet."

Naturally, science is his favourite subject at school.

"I like doing experiments and I love when stuff explodes," he laughed.

"My favourite show on TV is Myth Busters."

Sometimes at night, Troy likes to look at the stars.

"I have a pair of binoculars and I can see the stars up close," he said.

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