Alien Megastructure? Tabby's Star Continues To Baffle Scientists
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August 22, 2016 - About a year before this, astronomer Tabetha Boyajian published a paper about the star known as KIC 8462852. Tabby's Star, as it is now often known, has been growing noticeably dimmer over time. In the past hundred years it has experienced an overall dimming of around 20%, with fluctuations over time and some short windows of very rapid dimming. Additional scientists have examined the data, and have largely ruled out all known natural explanations, leaving the distinct possibility of a Dyson Swarm or other Stellar Megastructure. The Kepler Space Telescope) and several other telescopes and arrays have studied this region of space, and the article documents how unique and unusual the fluctuating and failing brightness of this particular star are.

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