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Why was Pluto named Pluto?

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2010-05-28 07:43:48

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

"planet" Pluto.

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