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originally posted by: AceWombat04
In my opinion that would be rational and suitably rigorous.
"It's a bit disappointing that the ATA didn't see anything, but not entirely unexpected," Jason Wright told CBS News. "The ATA is a pretty small telescope array, so it would take an outrageously powerful transmitter -- pointed right at Earth and broadcasting in an obvious way -- for them to have detected anything."
It has been reported that the findings do not eliminate the possibility of alien communications coming from regions around the star, but they are comparatively weaker than what SETI searches are able to detect.
While the mystery remains, the strange findings highlight the role of so-called citizen scientists, whose eyes can often be better at finding astronomical objects than algorithms designed to do so.
As for the KIC 8462852 star? Fischer said that astronomers will need to wait for the pattern to come around in orbit again, but that will take over a year to happen. In the meantime, there is a campaign among astronomers all around the world to continue observing the star and report if they see anything unusual.
originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: slip2break
Black holes will eat light. I am not aware of anything else that could...but that doesn't mean there isn;t something else there. Nice find. s&f