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Astronomy Cast

Wizzard Media

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences 9
Science & Medicine 29

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.

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Ep. 120: The Christmas Star

December 22nd, 2008

Episode 135 of 464 episodes

With Christmas just around the corner, we thought we'd investigate a mystery that has puzzled historians for hundreds of years. In the bible, the birth of Jesus was announced by a bright star in the sky that led the three wise men to his birthplace. What are some possible astronomical objects that might look like such a bright star in the sky? And were there any unusual events that happened at that time?

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