Plutons--Pluto : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

This may be a totally asanine question but did plutons have anything to do with the naming of the planet Pluto---like how the planet was formed?

-- Deb Richards (, February 17, 2001


Like the rest of the planets Pluto is named after Greek/Roman gods. However, Clyde Tombough (the man who discovered Pluto) allegedly named it PLuto so that he could pay homage to Percival Lowell (Pl), who was an astronomer who predicted Pluto's existance and searched for the planet most of his life.

-- Robert McRae (, March 02, 2001.

wow i like those kinda questions..they're actually spicing up this online discussion stuff

-- Colin Elder (, March 06, 2001.

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