Thursday, January 19, 2006

The girl who names Pluto

The BBC have a nice story about the girl who named a planet.

"Venetia Phair isn't a name that immediately springs to mind when you mention astronomy.

But the retired teacher from Epsom in Surrey has left an indelible signature on our map of the Solar System.

Now 87 years of age, Venetia Phair (née Burney) is the only person in the world who can claim to have named a planet."

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