Was the Christmas “Star” a Recurring Nova?

Was the Christmas “Star” a Recurring Nova?

Nova M31 Explosion 2001Odd Trondal (CC-BY-SA-3.0 more) Article Preview(skip preview) Novae are fairly uncommon events and a nova occurring around the time of Jesus’ birth would have most probably caught the attention of the Magi (pseudo...
Was the Christmas “Star” a Comet?

Was the Christmas “Star” a Comet?

Hale-Bopp Comet (1997) (by Philipp Salzgeber CC-BY-SA-2.0-AT more) Article Preview (skip preview) Those who propose the 5 B.C. comet referenced in Chinese astronomical records is a legitimate candidate for the Christmas “star”...