‘Alien Megastructure’ Ruled Out for Star’s Weird Dimming

      There’s a prosaic explanation for at least some of the weirdness of “Tabby’s star,” it would appear. The bizarre long-term dimming of Tabby’s star — also known as By Mike Wall Space.com10-4-17 Boyajian’s star, or, more formally, KIC 8462852 — is likely caused by dust, not a […]

We’re Still Not Saying It’s Aliens, But … | VIDEO

     KIC 8462852 probably sounds like a string of random letters and numbers to you but I’m willing to bet if you’ve watched this channel long enough, you’ve heard it before. It’s the name of a star, also By Seeker8-1-17 known as Tabby’s Star, and it set the internet […]

‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Is Dimming Again; Astronomers Sounding The Alarms

     The most mysterious star in the Milky Way is at it again. Astronomers are sounding the alarms Friday as telescope observations detect unusual light patterns coming from a distant star By Marina KorenThe Atlantic5-19-17 located about 1,300 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus, in the […]

‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Keeps Getting More Mysterious

A mysterious star that some astronomers believe could harbor an “alien megastructure,” continues to confound researchers. Over the past year, scientists have hypothesized that everything from a mass of comets to bad data or alien structures could be to blame for the unusual light curve. (Illustration)      A mysterious […]

Scientists More Confused By Potential ‘Alien Superstructure’

     Within our own galaxy, some astronomers believe there may be a massive piece of alien technology, built to harvest energy from a distant star. The star, KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby’s Star, exhibits strange behavior, flickering and dimming, By Sophie Weinerwww.popularmechanics.com8-6-16 that can’t be explained by any […]

Alien Megastructure Mystery Will Be Settled For Good

     The faraway star KIC 8462852 has been a fervent topic of debate over the last few months, ever since folks at SETI proposed that maybe—just maybe—a there was a giant alien megastructure around the star responsible for the weird readings scientists had been getting. Since then, most people […]

Comets Can’t Explain Weird ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star

By www.newscientist.com1-15-16       The weirdest star in the cosmos just got a lot weirder. And yes, it might be aliens. Known as KIC 8462852, or Tabby’s star, it has been baffling astronomers for the past few months after a team of researchers noticed its light seemed to be […]

No Laser Signals Detected from ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star

By Mike Wall space.com 12-10-15 It’s looking less and less likely that a faraway star’s strange dimming was caused by some kind of “alien megastructure.” Observations by NASA’s Kepler space telescope recently revealed that the star KIC 8462852’s brightness dipped dramatically several times over the past few years, by 22 […]

‘Alien Megastructure’ Mystery May Soon Be Solved

Artist’s illustration of NASA’s Kepler space telescope, which observed that the star KIC 8462852 dimmed dramatically numerous times between 2009 and 2013. By Mike WallSpace.com10-28-15       The mystery behind a strangely dimming star could soon be solved. Astronomers around the world are keeping a close eye on the […]

SETI’s Follow up on Mysterious Star That Might Be Home To ET

The Mysterious Star KIC 8462852 By Seth Shostakwww.seti.org10-27-15       The SETI Institute is following up on the possibility that the stellar system KIC 8462852 might be home to an advanced civilization. This star, slightly brighter than the Sun and more than 1400 light-years away, has been the subject […]