Tuesday, January 4

Chokes me up

The beaming face in the picture is of ten-year-old Kathryn Gray, a Canadian girl who is the youngest person ever to discover a supernova. Her dad, himself an amateur astronomer, helped her eliminate the possibility that they were looking at an asteroid, and checked the history of supernova discoveries in that particular region of the sky.

When I first saw her picture, I immediately broke out in a smile. I hope my readers had the same reaction. Achievement by young people, in nearly any field, makes me glow with heartfelt approval. I guess I must be a teacher at heart. Thanks, neighbor Bill, for the link. Read more here.

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