What’s in your name


For the third time in astronomy, the problem
of what to name the new planet. Mrs
Lowell proposed
Zeus was unsuitable
the old gods were worn out and
proposed Percival.
Slipher refused to be pressured into a decision.
He personally favoured Minerva, goddess of wisdom
Cronos was another name for Saturn
Pluto was suggested by an eleven-year-old
the name for a planet so far from the Sun.
Slipher proposed the letters PL,
the first…




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