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Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming
Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming
Born (1857-05-15)May 15, 1857
Dundee, Scotland
Died May 21, 1911(1911-05-21) (aged 54)
Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality Scottish
Fields Astronomy

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. Fleming discovered the Horsehead Nebula in 1888. Fleming died in Boston of pneumonia in 1911.

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