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The legendary Star of Bethlehem might have been a rare alignment involving the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter. In this image, taken on Dec. 14, 2008, Venus appears to top a snow-covered evergreen tree in Stagecoach.

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Jimmy Westlake: What is the Star of Bethlehem?

For centuries, astronomers have wondered about the nature of this Star of Bethlehem. Was it a one-time supernatural event, never seen before and never seen since?

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