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Symbol for Pluto

The symbols of the planets, Moon and Sun are used in both astronomy and astrology. The symbol for Pluto is made from a monograph of the first two letters in the word PLuto. It’s also from the initials of the astronomer Percival Lowell, who predicted that the planet would be found through its gravitational influence on Neptune and Uranus. Of course, Pluto is not a planet anymore.


Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay.

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