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How did Pluto get its name?

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After the discovery of Neptune in 1846, mathematics suggested that there still might be a ninth planet. Scientists set out to discover it, and it was finally identified in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh after a careful search of the sky.

Pluto is named after the Roman god of the underworld (called Hades by the Greeks).[1]

Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet and not a planet.

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