Williamina Fleming

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Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming
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Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming
Born(1857-05-15)May 15, 1857
DiedMay 21, 1911(1911-05-21) (aged 54)
Scientific career

Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming (May 15, 1857 – May 21, 1911) was a Scottish astronomer. She helped develop a common organization system for stars. She also and kept track of thousands of stars and other astronomical items.[1] Fleming discovered the Horsehead Nebula in 1888.[2] Fleming died in Boston of pneumonia in 1911.

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  1. "Dundee Labour : Lesley Brennan". dundeelabour.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  2. Cannon, Annie J. (June 1911). "Williamina Paton Fleming". Science (published June 30, 1911). 33 (861): 987–988. Bibcode:1911Sci....33..987C. doi:10.1126/science.33.861.987. PMID 17799863.
  3. McKanic, Arlene (8 August 2011). "Famous Craters and the People They Are Named After".

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