Northern Sky: A Cosmic Smirk, Demon Star & More

Algol, known as the Demon Star, is the bright object on the right hand side of this photo, to the right and down from the Comet
Algol, known as the Demon Star, is the bright object on the right hand side of this photo, to the right and down from the Comet

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Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and in this segment, she talks about "a cosmic smirk" that will be visible this month, the story of Algol (known as the "demon star") and more!

Read this month's Starwatch column by Deane.

Photo courtesy of Mark Kilner via Flickr.


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