14-year old girl discovers supernova


From Scientific Blogging, by Alex Antunes:

Caroline’s supernova

I’ve often talked about how amateurs still can make contributions in modern astronomy, making us unique among the sciences. Well, 14-year old Caroline Moore became the youngest person to discover a supernova, through diligence and drive. The story of her find of SN2008ha is both a great character piece, and an example of what a motivated and skilled person can accomplish in 8 months.

…instead of providing secondhand sources and op eds, I’ll push you to the actual details, which are well worth reading.

SN2008ha

Space travel history: here.

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