A ten-year-old boy in Nova Scotia has become the youngest person to discover a supernova, trumping his sister’s record.  Talk about sibling rivalry.

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Credit: Dave Lane
Credit: Dave Lane

Nathan Gray spotted the possible exploding star on Wednesday night, with some help from his father. Former Royal Astronomical Society of Canada president Dave Lane took the images.

Nathan is just 33 days younger than his sister Kathryn when she found her supernova.

While the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada confirmed the discovery, astronomers with the International Astronomical Union will have to use their large telescope to verify Gray’s findings.

Nathan says he will continue to search for more, we assume to be able to show up his sister just a little more.

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