VIDEO: Scientists Confused By Potential ‘Alien Superstructure,’ Behavior Can’t Be Explained
By Popular Mechanics // August 16, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: Alien megastructure for dimming star seems likely after natural explanations ruled out
THE mystery over why the KIC 8462852 star is dimming had deepened after scientists ruled out all previous theories – leading to claims ALIENS have taken over.
(POPULAR MECHANICS) – Within our own galaxy, some astronomers believe there may be a massive piece of alien technology, built to harvest energy from a distant star.
The star, KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby’s Star, exhibits strange behavior, flickering and dimming, that can’t be explained by any known astronomical phenomena. A new, unpublished study posted to arXiv reports the results of studying images of the star from the Kepler Telescope over the past four years.
The paper shows shocking results: the star’s luminosity varied, sometimes dipping by 20% over the course of the study period. Even more perplexingly, its total luminosity, or flux, diminished by 4 percent overall over that time.
“The part that really surprised me was just how rapid and non-linear [the dimming] was,” study author Ben Montet of Caltech told Gizmodo.
“We spent a long time trying to convince ourselves this wasn’t real. We just weren’t able to.”