Fred Grosse, professor of physics and astronomy at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa., said several theories have been posed for the origin of the biblical star tale.
"Astronomical objects or events which would be of interest to serious stargazers of the time include comets and meteors, nova or supernova and auroras," Grosse
said.But the favored hypothesis, he
said, is a planetary conjunction, probably Jupiter and Saturn lining up in the sky.
â€¢ The just-for-the-heck-of-it: The puzzle that baffles most experts is Santa science.That's the search to answer the question on every person's lips from the time they reach the age of reason: How could that guy â€" and he's
overweight, remember â€" pull it off?