Chad Schimke

Saturday, January 23, 2016

KEPPLER MEGASTRUCTURE DISCOVERY?

KEPPLER MEGASTRUCTURE DISCOVERY? - Kepler Telescope has identified curious dips in light in a distant star under observation. It was speculated to be an alien megastructure, but the story gets stranger still. Old images dating back to the 1890s show it was once noticeably brighter than it is today. This makes the theory of comet storms unlikely due to the steady predictable pattern. A theory surfaced about a partially collapsed megastructure constructed by a very advanced civilization. A Dyson Sphere, a hypothetical megastructure, is a solar collector which encompasses a star to harness its power. Such ideas are the stuff of science fiction legend. An energy hungry alien society harnessing star power to fuel its long-term survival. Every great story begins with ‘what if?’ … could humans have a distant alien neighbor in our cosmic neighborhood? I have no idea. 





2 comments:

  1. I agree - great stories often start with "What if?"
    love these images!

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  2. This sounds like a wild ride. I'll check it out.

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