Big Picture Science – Cosmic Conundra: Seth Shostak / Alien Megastructure?

by Gary Niederhoff on March 6, 2017

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Cosmic Conundra – Alien Megastructure?
click to listen (TRT 10:43)

Part 4 of Cosmic Conundra, featuring Seth’s description of the unexplained intermittent dimming of a star called KIC 8462852, which some theorize is caused by an alien megastructure.

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avatar Lou Filliger March 10, 2017 at 11:44 am

Was surprised that the possibility of a variable star system, with a dimmer companion star orbiting in front of the brighter primary star, wasn’t mentioned. This type of system is so common as to be unremarkable.

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