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Aliens Aren't Responsible For The 'Alien Megastructure' Star

Discover Magazine - Wed 3 Jan 18

We can probably put our hopes of meeting aliens on hold just a little bit longer. A team of researchers studying "Tabby's star," a stellar object whose mysterious dips in brightness have ...

Weird dim star isn’t due to alien megastructure – it’s just dust

Newscientist - Wed 3 Jan 18

Tabby’s star flickers like no other star we’ve seen. Some have suggested that’s due to an alien structure blocking its light, but it’s likely just dust

'Alien megastructure' star is actually just some dust, major study claims

The Independent - Wed 3 Jan 18

More than $100,000 was raised by members of the public to understand the truth of the 'most mysterious star in the universe'

Alien megastructure not the cause of dimming of the 'most mysterious star in the universe'

Phys.org - Wed 3 Jan 18

A team of more than 200 researchers, including Penn State Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Assistant Professor Jason Wright and led by Louisiana State University's Tabetha Boyajian, ...

Alien megastructure not the cause of dimming of the 'most mysterious star in the universe', Eurekalert - Wed 3 Jan 18
Alien megastructure not the cause of dimming of the 'most mysterious star in the universe', SpaceDaily - Wed 3 Jan 18

New data on the most mysterious star in the sky, KIC 8462852, suggests its celestial twinkle is caused by dust rather than orbiting planets — or aliens.

Discovery News - Thu 4 Jan 18

Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechIn what might be regarded as something of a space bummer, scientists have concluded that the odd stellar phenomenon known as Tabby's Star is not evidence ...

Astronomers: ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Has Nothing to do with Aliens

Extremetech - Thu 4 Jan 18

It's just some dust. Well, a lot of dust. The post Astronomers: ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Has Nothing to do with Aliens appeared first on ExtremeTech.

No alien megastructure: Star's weird dimming likely caused by dust

FOXNews - Thu 4 Jan 18

Well, we always knew the alien-megastructure idea was a long shot.

No Alien Megastructure: Star's Weird Dimming Likely Caused by Dust, Livescience - Wed 3 Jan 18
No Alien Megastructure: Star's Weird Dimming Likely Caused by Dust, SPACE.com - Wed 3 Jan 18

Mystery of 'Alien Megastructure' Star Has Been Cracked

National Geographic - Thu 4 Jan 18

That flickering 'alien megastructure' star is probably just dusty

Popular Science - Wed 3 Jan 18

Space We'll admit that space dust is slightly less cool than an alien civilization. Three hundred and ninety parsecs away from Earth, a star dimmed in a weird way. Then it ...

We may have solved the mystery of Tabby’s Star (and it’s not aliens)

USA today - Wed 3 Jan 18

For some time now, there has actually been some buzz in the scientific community that a giant alien megastructure was the cause of the dimming of a star far, far away. Buzz60's Josh King ...

Sorry, sci-fi fans: star's oddness not due to alien mega-structure

Reuters - Wed 3 Jan 18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was too good to be true. Scientists have ruled out the most exotic explanation -- an orbiting alien mega-structure -- for the behavior of a celestial oddity dubbed ...

Alien megastructures around this star were just dust in the interstellar wind

The Verge - Wed 3 Jan 18

For the last two years, astronomers all over the world have been eagerly observing what is hailed as “the most mysterious star in the Universe,” a stellar object that wildly fluctuates ...

Researchers say aliens aren't causing Tabby’s Star to dim after all

Engadget - Wed 3 Jan 18

Tabby's Star, also known as KIC 8462852, is quite a mystery. Located about 1,280 light-years from Earth, the star puts on an interesting light show every now and then, dimming ...

New data debunks alien megastructure theory

Daily Mail - Wed 3 Jan 18

Experts from Louisiana State University believe dust is why it appears to dim and brighten as different colours of light are being blocked by different intensities (artist's impression). ...

Odds of finding alien megastructures around star grow hazy - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Wed 3 Jan 18

The strangest star in the galaxy dims and brightens in a weird way that could be explained by an advanced civilization, but now the star's namesake says that idea is out.

Tabby’s Star Mystery Partly Solved

NeuroLogica - Tue 9 Jan 18

It’s not aliens. So far, no astronomical mystery has turned out to be aliens, although this hypothesis seems to come up every time. The first detections of signals from pulsars were named ...

Tabby’s Star Light Fluctuations Caused by Space Dust, Not Aliens

Laboratory Equipment - Thu 4 Jan 18

NewsTabby’s Star, a far-off pinpoint of light, was discovered about a decade ago. In the ensuing years, its fluctuations of light caused some ripples of excitement in the scientific community, ...

Astronomers are one step closer to unlocking the mystery of Tabby’s Star

Astronomy.com - Thu 4 Jan 18

Aliens are out, dust is in.

Mysterious dimming of Tabby's Star not caused by alien megastructure, study shows

UPI - Wed 3 Jan 18

Though astronomers aren't yet sure what explains the Tabby's Star's unusual dimming, new research has ruled out the possibility of an alien megastructure.

Alien megastructure not cause behind the ‘most mysterious star in the universe’

Science Blog - Thu 4 Jan 18

A team of more than 200 researchers, including Jason Wright, assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State, and led by Louisiana State University’s Tabetha Boyajian, ...

New data debunks alien megastructure theory on the 'most mysterious star in the universe'

SpaceDaily - Thu 4 Jan 18

Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Jan 04, 2018 A team of more than 100 researchers, led by LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy Assistant Professor Tabetha Boyajian, is one step closer to solving the ...

New data debunks alien megastructure theory on the 'most mysterious star in the universe', Eurekalert - Wed 3 Jan 18

Cosmic dust, not 'alien megastructure,' veils mysterious star

SpaceDaily - Thu 4 Jan 18

Miami (AFP) Jan 3, 2018 It's been called the "most mysterious star in the universe," bigger than the sun and yet brightening and dimming in an odd way that suggested to some an alien megastructure ...

Reason for the mysterious dimming of Tabby’s star found, and it is not aliens

The Hindu - Thu 4 Jan 18

There was a 20% decrease in brightness and the dip lasted from five to 80 days.

Tabby’s Star Dust-Up: There’s No Alien Megastructure

Astroengine - Wed 3 Jan 18

If you were hoping that the bizarre transit signals coming from Tabby’s Star were signs of a massive alien construction site, you’d better sit down. A new study published in Astrophysical ...

Tabby's Star: Alien megastructure not the cause of dimming of the 'most mysterious star in the universe'

ScienceDaily - Wed 3 Jan 18

Scientists are one step closer to solving the mystery behind the 'most mysterious star in the universe.'