The stars may be billions of years old, astronomy thousands of years old, and even most astronomers are well into adulthood. But that didn't stop 10-year old Kathryn Aurora from discovering her own supernova.
Staring at images of galaxy UGC3378 with her father in New Brunswick, Canada, Kathryn made the discovery on January 2 and was later verified by independent astronomers in Illinois and Arizona.
Much more on the story can be found on Space.com and MSNBC.com.
Obviously this is a proud moment for 10-year old Kathryn and her parents. But it also shows that no matter how old (or young) you are, there are still many exciting discoveries waiting for us all.