That ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Just Kicked Into Action Again, And Scientists Are Freaking Out
The strangest star in the universe soon recovered its efforts, researchers reporting that its light began to darken strange – just as it did two years ago when he baffled scientists of their uneven light emissions.
This time, we are witnessing the ongoing research, because over the weekend, astronomers began to run on Twitter, telling everyone: a telescope big enough to agree on the star and help them understand what it’s happening.
In late 2015, a team of astronomers led by Tabetha Boyajian of Yale University noticed something peculiar – a strange light pattern surrounding the star that no one could explain now.
One of the best ways for scientists to locate and study distant stars is to follow the path they emit light – light and glow periodic gaps can reveal the existence of one or more large objects in orbit regularly .
These immersions in brightness are usually very light, stars usually reduce to less than 1% every few days, weeks or months, depending on the size of the orbiting planets.
The 2015 models were so bizarre that they even led a scientist who suggests the possibility of “getting alien” as a Dyson sphere has broken its broadcasts.
“Foreigners should always be the last case you are considering,” said Jason Wright, an astronomer at Pennsylvania State University, in the Atlantic at the time, “but it seemed like something that’s just waiting for an extraterrestrial civilization buildup.”
Others suggested comet swarms, the remaining feces of a devoured planet, or even a scenario in which KIC 8462852 is so deformed, becomes a form that gives it a greater radius at the equator than on poles, but none has been widely Accepted by the scientific community.
The problem was the lack of data – it is more than enough to test or reject the deployment scenarios.
“We embarrassed ourselves in a place where we could do nothing,” Boyajian told the Verge. “We had all the data we could, and to learn more, we had to catch it again.”