Kathryn Gray is the Youngest Astronomer to Discover a Supernova

 - Jan 10, 2011   Updated: Jul 19 2011
References: bbc & theglobeandmail
Kathryn Gray, a ten-year-old from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, is the youngest person ever to have discovered a supernova. The young Ms. Gray found evidence of the supernova explosion on January 2. After both her dad and another astronomer verified the discovery, they helped the young scientist register her find.

'Supernova 2010lt' is the official name given to Kathryn Gray's stellar explosion discovery. I call it amazing!

Implications - Discovering a supernova is impressive for anyone let alone a ten-year-old girl. When I was ten, I was spending most of my time watching cartoons and playing with tag in parks. Kathryn Gray stands alone as an inspiration to ten-year-olds everywhere, as well as adults. I see a bright career in science in her future.