Ever wonder about the reason some planets are named what they are? Well, here is a bit of planetary history that might help just a tad. From the folks over at Did You Know, here is the story.
Pluto was named by an 11-year-old British girl. One day, Venetia Burney was having breakfast with her grandpa, who was reading about the new planet and wondering what it would be called. She had read about Greek and Roman legends, so she asked him, “Why not call it Pluto?” Grandpa later passed on her suggestion to an astronomer at Oxford University, and the rest is history.
Poor old Pluto...just can't seem to catch a break, no matter what.
Coffee out on the patio...like you didn't know.