terça-feira, 27 de outubro de 2015

The search begins: a telescope array is now focussing in on 'alien megastructure' star

Last week, astronomers made a fascinating discovery: a strange pattern of light surrounding a distant star called KIC 8462852 that cannot be explained. When a planet orbits a star, the star’s brightness will usually only dip by 1 percent, but whatever is passing erratically by KIC 8462852 is causing it to dim by up to 22 percent. Something very, very big is out there, and scientists have offered up everything from a huge mass of comets to yep, even aliens, as possible explanations. Read more.

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