Friday, January 13, 2006

The girl who named a planet

In 1930, when she was just 11 years-old, Venetia Phair suggested that the remote planet that had just been discovered be named Pluto, after the Roman god of the Underworld (equivalent to the Greeks Hades). In so doing, she has left an indelible signature on our map of the Solar System.

I thought you might like to read about it, Ana. It's definite proof that from the mind of an 11 year-old can come an idea that goes down in History.

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