6235 Burney

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6235 Burney[1] is an asteroid[2] that was discovered on November 14, 1987 by Seiji Ueda and Hiroshi Kaneda at Kushiro.[note 1] It is named after Venetia Phair (née Burney) (1918–2009) who, as a girl of eleven, first suggested the name of "Pluto" for the dwarf planet (which at the time was considered a planet).


  1. ^ The naming of the asteroid "Burney" was not suggested by the asteroid discoverers. It was designated by the Working Group for Small Bodies Nomenclature (SBN) of Division III (Planetary Systems Sciences) of the International Astronomical Union.


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