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Northern Sky: Mars, Beehive Cluster & Full Moon Legends

The "beehive" star cluster - Mars is the bright object in the top right corner

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She writes the monthly Minnesota Starwatch column. In this feature, Mars takes centerstage, and Deane explains the fall equinox and a recent study that has shed light on the origins of full moon legends.

To read her September column, click here.

Photo courtesy of horstm42 via Flickr.