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Wondering about a star of wonder
Wondering about a star of wonder

The Star of Bethlehem, which according to biblical tradition heralded the coming of the Christ Child, was sighted in the sky over 2,000 years ago — around 7 BC — and people are still talking about it. But whether the star actually existed is a matter of view. For Alex Storrs there is no doubt. The associate professor of astrophysics at Towson University's department of physics, astronomy and geosciences, and director of the university's planetarium, Storrs believes the Star of Bethlehem was an actual phenomenon. He's got the theory to prove it. Storrs didn't invent the theory. It's been floating around astronomy circles for ages. But Storrs is...

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