Cancer the Crab

Cancer (KAN-sir) is one of the faintest constellations of the zodiac. If it weren't for its membership in the zodiac, few people would have heard of it. It has no bright stars.

Cancer is midway between the major constellations Leo and Gemini. It is in the early evening sky from February through May. In Greek mythology. Cancer was a crab that was sent to bite Hercules. Hercules squashed it easily. Ancient Egyptians saw it as a scarab beetle, the Babylonians may have seen it as a turtle, and on some old star maps it was a lobsterl un un

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