A 10-year-old boy in Nova Scotia has become the youngest person to discover a supernova, trumping his sister's record.
Nathan Gray spotted the exploding star on Wednesday night, with some help from his father. Former Royal Astronomical Society of Canada president Dane Lane took the astronomical images.
Nathan is just 33 days younger than his older sister Kathryn was when she found her supernova.
"I was feeling kind of excited inside, really excited and kind of happy that I found one and knowing that I'm able to maybe find another one sometime," he said.
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada confirmed the discovery, but to get an official supernova designation a large telescope with a spectrum needs to confirm Nathan's find.
Click on the audio file to hear Nathan's story.