Chad Schimke

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

STAR UPDATE

STAR UPDATE - Data from this star gets stranger still and it’s back in the news again. On May 19, when a dimming of 3% below normal was observed, a global call went out to astronomers. They were asked to track the star in order to determine the cause of this mysterious behavior. Flickering was first confirmed in 2015, one possible theory stated it might be an alien megastructure, such as a Dyson Sphere. KIC 8462852, Boyajian's star, or Tabby's star demonstrated irregular dimming followed by a return to it’s original brightness. This month’s event is the first seen in real time, which presents an opportunity, attempting to see what’s blocking it’s light. Something--a planet, comet storms, or a Dyson Sphere--has to be passing in front of it. Want to know more? Check out the new show on the Science Channel entitled Space’s Deepest Secrets which will feature an eposide on Tabby’s Star. The series premieres on June 6.















2 comments:

  1. Informative! Thank you, i'm always interested in what's really out there. And seeing news like this gives me hope that there are many things we don't know yet and many areas yet to be explored.

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