Venetia Burney

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Venetia Burney
BornVenetia Katharine Douglas Burney
(1918-07-11)11 July 1918
Died30 April 2009(2009-04-30) (aged 90)
Banstead, England, UK
Known forNaming Pluto
Spouse(s)
Edward Maxwell Phair (m. 1947–2006)
ChildrenPatrick Phair
Parent(s)
RelativesFalconer 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. [1][2][3]

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