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Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:40 AM

Find something to be happy about today (Wednesday December 4th, 2013)

Talking about siblings (from yesterday)
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Some kids today are doing great things.

Girls like Kathryn Gray who discovered a supernova 3 years ago.


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http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/01/04/kid-discovers-supernova/

For amateur astronomers, discovering a supernova is a significant and rare feat. For a 10-year-old amateur to do it ó well, thatís astronomical.


Kathryn Aurora Gray of Fredericton, N.B. is basking in the spotlight after noticing what was later determined to be a magnitude 17 supernova, or exploding star, on New Yearís Eve.


Itís in the distant galaxy UGC 3378, about 240 million light years away, in the constellation of Camelopardalis.


The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada says Kathryn is the youngest person to make such a discovery, which was soon verified by amateur astronomers in Illinois and Arizona. The finding has been reported to, confirmed and announced by the International Astronomical Union





Last month her 10 year old brother beat his sister's age as the youngest astronomer to find a supernova.







Stargazing runs in Nathan Grayís family.

The 10-year-old boy from Nova Scotia, Canada, discovered a 600 million-year-old supernova on Oct. 30 -- beating his sister by 33 days as the youngest person to find a possible stellar explosion, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation reports.

"It kind of looks like a blinking star," Nathan said about the supernova he spotted in the galaxy PGC 61330, which lies in the constellation Draco.



It is great to have a sibling that inspires you to do great things too!

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grantcart Dec 2013 OP
OneGrassRoot Dec 2013 #1
antiquie Dec 2013 #2
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2013 #3
grantcart Dec 2013 #4

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 07:04 AM

1. Fabulous. Thank you...

I see MFM is taking a break -- TAKE CARE OF YOU, MFM!!! -- so thank you, grantcart, and others for spreading joy and good news here.

I hope to start contributing again soon.





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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 10:48 AM

2. Kid scientists give me hope for the future.

 

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 03:55 PM

3. a few for the personal happiness file...

Our daughter is home for Christmas from Seattle (just landed a few hours ago and all set up and working in our kitchen!!).

I had my first call with my book publicist today - we are getting the ball rolling on a strategy - my editor will be sending me the first batch of editing today.


On a lesser note (in terms of relevance but not comfort!), I am in my flannel PJs in my office pondering the garden season just elapsed and thinking of what to grow next year.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 07:25 PM

4. keep us informed on your book.


My youngest daughter is progressing in her first real job. Yesterday she went to a job training event with over 100 people and was chosen leader of her group. She presented her groups report and defended it in debate and her team won. Just a small step in building her confidence (many of her colleagues, supervisors and bosses were in other groups), proving to others she is a 105 pound dynamo.

My oldest daughter is already well established in her business and industry. When we were at her wedding last year a group of her coworkers shared hilarious stories about the first time each of them had wandered into her office with a half finished report or idea and then were treated to a withering stare and a dressing down and never made the mistake of taking anything to her that wasn't their very best finished idea and still hoped that they wouldn't be embarrassed by sharp critique.

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