Offbeat Video

By Katy Gill


Adorable footage shows a budding child scientist explaining the solar system and laughing over Uranus’ name.

Brainbox Zia Purohit, four, is captured here naming the planets and moons in the Milky Way and providing informative facts about each of them.

Filmed by mum Sheela on February 19 at their home in Winterville, North Carolina, USA, the young genius giggles over Uranus’ comic name and Enceladus – Saturn’s sixth largest moon – sounding like enchiladas, leaving her hungry for Mexican food.

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Sheela said: “At seven-months-old, Zia of course didn’t know how to read but would crawl to the books with planets on the cover and either pick them up or point to them.

“She has always loved science, I think it comes from how many books she reads.

“She has always been very curious about everything.”

Using her own hand-made solar system as a guide, the future astronaut shares what she would have called the planets in the newly discovered solar system TRAPPIST-1.

The names suspiciously include Zia after herself, ‘Zi-Sheela’ after her and her mum and ‘Zi-Shar’ after herself and her fluffy dog, who can be seen napping throughout the duration of this video.

The young genius’s curiosity is said to increase every time she learns something new about our solar system and beyond.