Awesome 10-year-old discovers supernova

A 10-year-old girl, Kathryn Aurora Gray, has discovered a supernova. Girls rule!

The supernova has been designated SN2010lt. In photographs, it’s seen as adjacent to a galaxy called UGC 3378. It was discovered by by 10-year-old Kathryn Aurora Gray, Paul Gray and Dave Lane from Abbey Ridge Observatory. The astronomers obtained the image on December 31, 2010 and discovered the supernova on January 2, 2011. It was confirmed by IAU Electronic Telegram 2618.

Go Kathryn! What a great way to spend your winter break.

Deborah Byrd