10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Pluto

Pluto, once a full-fledged member of our solar system, has been a subject of fascination and controversy ever since its discovery in 1930. While most people know that it got demoted to a dwarf planet, there’s a lot more to learn about this icy celestial body. Here are ten intriguing facts you probably don’t know about Pluto.

1. Named by an 11-Year-Old

10 Things You Probably Don't Know About Pluto

That’s right! An 11-year-old girl named Venetia Burney suggested the name Pluto. The name was not only fitting because Pluto is the Roman god of the underworld, but it also contained the initials of Percival Lowell, who had laid the groundwork for its discovery.