Hannah Blyth found the new asteroids while on work experience (Picture: Wales News Service)
Hannah was using a remote controlled telescope at the University of Glamorgan’s Faulkes Telescope Project when she found the new asteroids about 500million km (300million miles) from Earth.
The 18-year-old was highly commended in the young star section of the Women of the Future Awards.
The student made the discovery using robotic telescopes in Australia and the Hawaiian island of Maui after being given co-ordinates for sky between Jupiter and Mars.
Her discoveries were confirmed by experts and one of the asteroids could be named in her honour.
The sixth annual awards recognise Britain’s most promising and inspirational women under 35 and were presented in London last night.
Among the winners was Hayley Gait-Golding, 29, who was named Entrepreneur of the Future. She sold her house to fund the creation of the healthy snack company BEAR Nibbles.
Also recognised was 22-year-old Zoe Jackson who created her own youth-led performing arts company to inspire young people.
Judges predicted it will be ‘pivotal in the performing arts industry very soon’.
Previous Women of the Future winners include beauty entrepreneur Thea Green, founder of Nails Inc and online retail supremo Holly Tucker of notonthehighstreet.com.snack company, work experience, wales news, faulkes telescope project, hawaiian island <BR/>