Urania despide a Pluton Picture

Ink and graphite on paper 14X20 inches

Urania say goodbye to Pluto

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Urania with touch of majesty diffused her soul
A thousand tones, that in the breast inspire,
Exalted feelings, o er the wires'gan roll—
How at the call of Jove the mist unfurled,
And o'er the swelling vault—the glowing sky,
The new-born stars hung out their lamps on high,
And rolled their mighty orbs to music's sweetest sound.

Urania say goodbye to Pluto

The name Pluto was proposed by Venetia Burney (1918–2009), an eleven-year-old schoolgirl in Oxford, England. Venetia was interested in classical mythology as well as astronomy, and considered the name, that of the Roman god of the underworld, appropriate for such a presumably dark and cold world. She suggested it in a conversation with her grandfather Falconer Madan, a former librarian at the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library. Madan passed the name to Professor Herbert Hall Turner, who then cabled it to colleagues in the United States.

Since 2006 is no longer the ninth panet solar system...but Pluto will still be there, with Nix and Hydra. Many details about Pluto will remain unknown until 2015, when the New Horizons spacecraft is expected to arrive there.

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