Profile of girl who named Pluto

The 11 year old girl who suggested the name “Pluto” for the newly discovered planet is now 87, and is the only person alive to have named a planet. BBC News has a lovely profile of Venetia Phair (née Burney), who named the ninth planet:link via boingboing

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