Kathryn’s father taught her how to look for transient flashes on the computer. By comparing old images to one of New Year’s Eve, she found a supernova 40 million light-years away. It has been named Supernova 2010lt , but personally, I think it should be named after Kathryn.
Discovery News reports
What I love about stories like this is sharing them with my own children. It lets them know that anything is possible, no matter one’s age. Kathryn is only a year older than my daughter.