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Venetia Burney
Born
Venetia Katharine Douglas Burney

(1918-07-11)11 July 1918
Died 30 April 2009(2009-04-30) (aged 90)
Known for Naming Pluto
Spouse(s)
Edward Maxwell Phair (m. 1947–2006)
Children Patrick Phair
Parent(s)
  • Charles Fox Burney
  • Ethel Wordsworth Madan
Relatives Falconer Madan, grandfather

Venetia Burney (1918-2009) is known for suggesting name the Pluto for newly discovered celestial body in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh. At that time, Venetia Burney was an 11 year old schoolgirl living in Oxford, England.


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