Why was Pluto named Pluto?
Pluto is the Roman name of the god Hades, the god of the
underworld. It follows the tradition of naming the planets after
the Greek and Roman gods.
The name "Pluto" was proposed by Venetia Burney, an 11 year old
schoolgirl from Oxford, England who was interested in astronomy and
The Disney Dog and the element plutonium were named after the
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