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Comets can’t explain weird ‘alien megastructure’ star after all
01-18-2016, 09:24 AM #1
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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 dipping in brightness in bizarre ways. Proposed explanations ranged from a cloud of comets to orbiting “alien megastructures”.

Now an analysis of historical observations reveals the star has been gradually dimming for over a century, leaving everyone scratching their heads as to the cause.

The first signs of this space oddity came from NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope, which continually watched the star’s region of the sky between 2009 and 2013. Most planet-hosting stars show small, regular dips in light when their planets pass in front of them. But Tabby’s star dipped erratically throughout the four years, sometimes losing as much as 20 per cent of its brightness.

Read more: newscientist.com

Tonight on the the History Channel “alien megastructures and the Hitler connection."
This certainly remains enigmatic.

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01-18-2016, 11:50 AM #2
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They are really having a difficult time explaining this aren't they? This is the first time I've ever seen scientists talk aliens for an unexplained phenomenon.
01-18-2016, 06:15 PM #3
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Quote:What about those alien megastructures? Schaefer is unconvinced. “The alien-megastructure idea runs wrong with my new observations,” he says, as he thinks even advanced aliens wouldn’t be able to build something capable of covering a fifth of a star in just a century. What’s more, such an object should radiate light absorbed from the star as heat, but the infrared signal from Tabby’s star appears normal, he says.

So... possibly aliens, but probably not?

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01-19-2016, 01:28 AM #4
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as we built a High Rise , the shadow would enlarge as the building became
taller

over 100 years , as the construct near the Star enlarged via construction , so the light
did dim .

100 years from now , if the construction continues , the light of that star
may become so dim that we can no longer view it .

just saying

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01-19-2016, 01:37 AM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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It's pretty interesting to watch them try to explain this. They are at a total loss.
If 'aliens' are doing it, where are they getting the material?
To do something on this level, we'd have to have hundreds of planets to strip away to nothing.
They would have to possess the ability to turn matter into other forms of matter.

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01-19-2016, 01:43 AM #6
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AliUns!




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Just Plain Nuts.
01-19-2016, 01:55 AM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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01-19-2016, 01:57 AM #8
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(01-19-2016, 01:37 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  It's pretty interesting to watch them try to explain this. They are at a total loss.
If 'aliens' are doing it, where are they getting the material?
To do something on this level, we'd have to have hundreds of planets to strip away to nothing.
They would have to possess the ability to turn matter into other forms of matter.

And they have been trying to figure it out since 2009.

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They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
01-19-2016, 02:06 AM #9
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So we get to hear about it 6 years or so after the initial discovery eh?

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01-19-2016, 02:40 AM #10
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Easy enough to explain , just accept the reality that space dust can
be converted into a Structure .

Just accept reality

not so easy

not so easy to explain why reality is not accepted .

Project to be Resurrected below


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01-19-2016, 02:46 AM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(01-19-2016, 02:40 AM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  Easy enough to explain , just accept the reality that space dust can
be converted into a Structure .

Just accept reality

not so easy

not so easy to explain why reality is not accepted .

Project to be Resurrected below

İmage

That is more awesome than any alien structure.

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01-19-2016, 03:41 AM #12
Kreeper Griobhtha
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I was gonna make a joke about it being a mobile crack house.

But it's too ğkking awesome!

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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
01-19-2016, 03:46 AM #13
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