The Bible tells of a special star that guided the three Wise Men to Bethlehem, and to the manger where Jesus was born.
But the Star of Bethlehem does not shine in the night skies anymore. Astronomers have wondered whether it was a star at all. Perhaps it was a comet, or a meteor, or a nova. Or maybe it was a "wandering star" –what we now know to be a planet.
Here are some fascinating theories about the miraculous sign that appeared in the sky that first Christmas.
Did you find this review helpful?