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Alien Megastructures in Scientific News (link to article)

Found an interesting article while browsing a science blog, detailing a star with a strange pattern of dimming only found in young stars.

So, what is causing the strange light?

 

Tabetha Boyajian, a postdoc at Yale, recently published a paper which states that the blame should probably be given to another star. Boyajian notes that another star could have passed through the KIC 8462852 system and, as it continued on its travels, it may have dragged a swarm of comets into the inner solar system. Provided that there were enough comets and other leftover debris in the vicinity, this could be responsible for the dimming pattern.

 

However, there was an alternative hypothesis.

 

Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University, is planning on publishing a paper which asserts that the unusual star’s light pattern is consistent with a “swarm of megastructures.” In other words, maybe it’s aliens. The assertion is that, perhaps, the debris is from some kind of “stellar-light collectors” that were designed by an alien civilization in an attempt to catch energy from the star.

 

I'm curious, though. I think it could be possible, but it raises a few questions. Would we really find an alien species that built structures around a star before we found any evidence on life itself on planets? Should we give more focus on possible objects like this to signify alien life instead of focusing squarely on what life COULD need in space? (Such as looking for water when it's possible that aliens could not even need it to begin with.) I dunno. Opinions?

 

SOURCE: How Long Would it take to get to the Star with "Alien Megastructures"?

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I read about that Friday on the site Unsolved Mysteries, I'd love to know what it is that orbits the star, and if I remember right the star was supposed to be unusual too.

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I read about that Friday on the site Unsolved Mysteries, I'd love to know what it is that orbits the star, and if I remember right the star was supposed to be unusual too.

Yeah, I found that blog too, but I usually just got on Q2Q for this kinda stuff. It's crazy how mysterious it is and all we can do is speculate... Whatever's out there has me hopeful and kinda anxious.

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Yeah, I found that blog too, but I usually just got on Q2Q for this kinda stuff. It's crazy how mysterious it is and all we can do is speculate... Whatever's out there has me hopeful and kinda anxious.

The video attached had said the only reason they knew something was there is the dimming of the star, like how we find planets orbiting stars, but the period of dimming of this one is very odd as it follows no pattern and the dimming can last from five to eighty days.

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