Thursday, May 07, 2009

Venetia Phair, R. I. P.

Venetia Phair - Telegraph: "Venetia Phair, who has died aged 90, had the distinction of being the only woman in the world to have named a planet; in 1930, as a girl of 11, she suggested the name Pluto for the enigmatic celestial body that had just been discovered, and which became (albeit only temporarily) the ninth planet in our solar system."

Hat tip to Scott Cupp.

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