Supernova illustration, via NASAFor amateur astronomers, discovering a supernova is a significant and rare feat. For a 10-year-old amateur to do it — well, that’s astronomical.

Kathryn Aurora Gray of Fredericton, N.B. is basking in the spotlight after noticing what was later determined to be a magnitude 17 supernova on New Year’s Eve.

She used a software program to compare pictures photographed on different days.

(READ the story in the Toronto Star)

Thanks to Jenny Ellsworth for submitting the link!

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