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The Girl Who Named Pluto

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Most recent update: 14 Jul 2011

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Shortly before the launch of the New Horizons mission to Pluto, NASA's Edward Goldstein recorded an interview with Venetia Burney Phair, who at age 11 named what was then the ninth planet in our solar system. Pluto has since been reclassified as a special kind of ice dwarf planet -- a plutoid. Mrs. Phair died in April 2009. She was 90.

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