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Venetia Katharine Douglas Burney
11 July 1918
|Died||30 April 2009 (aged 90)|
|Known for||Naming Pluto|
Edward Maxwell Phair (m. 1947–2006)
|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. 
References[change | change source]
- Hazen, Allison (2 June 2015). "Transcript: The Girl Who Named Pluto". NASA.
- "The girl who named a planet". 13 January 2006 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
- Grimes, William (10 May 2009). "Venetia Phair Dies at 90; as a Girl, She Named Pluto" – via NYTimes.com.