Mysterious ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Gets Even More Strange


A mysterious star that some astronomers believe could harbor an “alien megastructure,” continues to confound researchers.

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A study accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal has only “deepened the mystery” surrounding the strange light pattern emitted from the star known as KIC 8462852.

Josh Simon of the Carnegie Institute and Ben Montet of Caltech analyzed data gathered by the Kepler space telescope during the four-year period the telescope observed KIC 8462852, Carnegie Science said in a statement.

The star is one of some 160,000 stars that NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has spotted since 2009, though its unusual light pattern captured the attention of many.

Kepler hunts for Earth-like planets in the Milky Way Galaxy by measuring the brightness of stars and looking for tiny dips in light patterns that could signify an orbiting planet. In most cases, when a planet is orbiting a star the Kepler measures a uniform light pattern.

However, the strange dimming of KIC 8462852 suggests a large mass of matter is circling KIC 8462852. 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. So far, nothing has been conclusive and attempts to identify radio signals from the star have been unfruitful.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Mary Bowerman

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