Ten Year Old Kathryn Aurora Gray Discovers A Supernova

Posted Jan 4, 2011

Kathryn Aurora Gray has just become the youngest person ever to discover a supernova. She spotted the supernova when looking at the galaxy UGC 3378. She was looking through a telescope with her dad at their home in New Brunswick, Canada. The supernova is 240 million light years away. ?She did not understand why everyone thought it was such an amazing thing. For her, it was just something she works on with her dad,? said Kathryn’s mother Susan. [The Globe and Mail via Gawker]