Ten Year Old Girl Discovers Supernova

Pretty cool!

A 10-year-old girl from Canada has became the youngest person to discover a supernova.

From CNN:

Kathryn Aurora Gray of Fredericton, New Brunswick, spotted the exploding star, dubbed supernova 2010lt, on Monday from an image taken on New Year’s Eve by a telescope belonging to amateur astronomer David Lane in Stillwater Lake, Nova Scotia. The exploding star is in the galaxy UGC 3378 in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) says Kathryn is the youngest person ever to discover a supernova.

“I was very excited to find one. Especially this quick,” Kathryn said of her discovery, according to a report in the Vancouver Sun.

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2 Comments on “Ten Year Old Girl Discovers Supernova”


  1. Ten Year Old Girl Discovers Supernova « Kreuzer's Korner…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  2. Honeydog Says:

    Yes, pretty cool!!


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