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"What unfeasible cosmic violence - could possibly have generated so vast an outpouring of energy". Yes indeed and it's not even Friday.
Dramatic news from the world of astro-boffinry today as two theories go head to head in the quest to explain a cosmic explosion of unparallelled power sighted in the skies last Christmas. This stellar stupendo-explosion was no measly supernova of the sort which may have given rise to the Bible story of the guiding star which …
Re. "The Bible story of the guiding star which guided the Three Kings in to deliver festive presents to the baby Jesus."
The Three Kings or Wise Men, were in fact most probably Astrologers, and most certainly not Astronomers, as astronomy as such didn't exist till more than a thousand years after the event.
So, no guiding star, just the correct alignment of the planets to predict the birth of a very special royal person in Palestine.
But never mind I like Christmas time, and it's a very nice story!
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