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Williamina Fleming

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Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming

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. We cannot afford to ignore the under-used potential of women
  2. Cannon, Annie J. (June 1911). "WILLIAMINA PATON FLEMING". Science 33 (861): 987–988. June 30, 1911. doi:10.1126/science.33.861.987. PMID 17799863.
  3. The Moon's Our Home: Lunar Craters Named After Famous People

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