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To: Verginius Rufus

Good points, all.

If you’ve got your own moon, you’re a planet, dang it!!!


34 posted on 05/12/2012 10:31:37 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: fwdude
Pluto is now known to have at least 4 moons--more than the four innermost planets combined.

According to the Wikipedia article on Pluto, Percival Lowell's widow Constance first proposed the name "Zeus" for the newly-discovered object, then "Percival," then "Constance." The name Pluto was first proposed by an 11-year-old English girl named Venetia Burney, whose grandfather's brother was the person who came up with "Phobos" and "Deimos" for the moons of Mars.

39 posted on 05/12/2012 2:48:18 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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