Scientists observed irregular light patterns from a newly discovered red dwarf star called EPIC 204376071. The material that passes in front of it dimmed the star for up to 80 percent.
Space March 8, 2019
The mysterious Tabby's star has again experienced dramatic dips in brightness this March. What are the possible causes of the so-called alien megastructure star's sporadic brightening and dimming?
Space March 27, 2018
An alien megastructure could not be the reason behind the mysterious dimming of Tabby's Star. Here's the evidence astronomers found that suggests the star's strange behavior could be explained by dust cloud.
Space October 8, 2017
The alien megastructure star continues to intrigue scientists. However, now they may have the beginning of an explanation.
Space May 24, 2017
The mysterious celestial body known as Boyajian's Star has long perplexed scientists and amateur astronomers alike. Well, now they have another chance to study the strange object as it has begun dimming once again.
Space May 20, 2017
Harvard researchers suggest that interstellar spacecraft in faraway galaxies could be behind fast radio bursts. Here are other phenomena in space that some scientists think have alien origins.
Space March 13, 2017
Astronomers propose a new theory to explain the mysterious dimming of the Tabby's star. The dips in brightness may be due to the star devouring a planet about 10,000 years ago.
Space January 13, 2017
Mysterious objects orbiting KIC 8462852 or Tabby's Star made the headlines in October 2015 because they could be 'an advanced alien megastructure.' Now, a report suggests that this is very unlikely. How so?
Space May 11, 2016
The star system KIC 8462852 has exuded peculiar light patterns, leaving scientists to hypothesize that the cause might be an alien megastructure or a swarm of comets. Now, however, an astrophysicist in Louisiana has completely debunked both concepts.
Space January 17, 2016
Scientists found that the alien megastructure recently discovered was nothing but a swarm of comets. In a new study, researchers found explanations as to why star KIC 8462852 exudes unusual brightness and dimming patterns.
Space November 26, 2015
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope detects unusual light pattern in KIC 8462852 that indicates a mess of objects orbiting it in tight formation. Experts consider the possibility of an alien megastructure designed to harness energy from the star.
Space October 15, 2015