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KIC 8462852 - New study supports natural causes, not alien activity.

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posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:57 PM
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So natural causes caused the remarkable fluctuations, the star has apparently always been the same..





Sorry, E.T. lovers, but the results of a new study make it far less likely that KIC 8462852, popularly known as Tabby's star, is the home of industrious aliens who are gradually enclosing it in a vast shell called a Dyson sphere.

Public interest in the star, which sits about 1,480 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus, began last fall when Yale astronomer Tabetha ("Tabby") Boyajian and colleagues posted a paper on an astronomy preprint server reporting that "planet hunters" - a citizen science group formed to search data from the Kepler space telescope for evidence of exoplanets - had found unusual fluctuations in the light coming from the otherwise ordinary F-type star (slightly larger and hotter than the sun).

The most remarkable of these fluctuations consisted of dozens of uneven, unnatural-looking dips that appeared over a 100-day period indicating that a large number of irregularly shaped objects had passed across the face of the star and temporarily blocked some of the light coming from it.



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posted on May, 9 2016 @ 11:31 PM
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All that the report -really- confirms is that the Star's light hasn't gradually dimmed. The dips in light are still as of yet unexplained.



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 11:36 PM
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originally posted by: jjsr420
All that the report -really- confirms is that the Star's light hasn't gradually dimmed. The dips in light are still as of yet unexplained.


you still have your hopes up its aliens , or at least something artificial ?



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 12:48 AM
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From what I read there are 'dips' but the change in brightness over a century is negligible. Meaning there is nothing confirming nor denying the cause of recent 'dips'. So... I'm not understanding why this study rules out artificial or alien presence.



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 01:00 AM
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So this article supports the theory that a giant comet was crushed into hundreds or thousands of giant comets. It doesn't rule out a Dyson sphere.



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 01:24 AM
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originally posted by: darkbake
So this article supports the theory that a giant comet was crushed into hundreds or thousands of giant comets. It doesn't rule out a Dyson sphere.

Neither does it rule out a giant herd of space cows...



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 01:25 AM
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a reply to: odzeandennz

Not really. I mean, it may be, but then again it may not be. It may be something natural that we just haven't encountered before. Space is a rather huge place full of things we tiny, tiny, TINY Humans haven't seen.



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 01:45 AM
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a reply to: jjsr420

I know that's what makes this so fun



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 01:56 AM
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a reply to: Sillyosaurus

But in truth, all the article confirms is that there has been no odd gradual dimming of the Star itself. This isn't talking about the odd transits at all though. Those are what truly add the mystery to the star.

I mean. A dip of 20% is considerable in, and of itself. Don't know of much that would cause it's Star's light to dip -that- much. I don't think any of the current ideas put forth hold very much water though.



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 02:21 AM
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a reply to: PanPiper

Maybe what we see is the result of a collision? Grilled remnants of crashed planets, perfectly aligned to our line of sight, trundling towards their sun, perhaps?



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 02:42 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

I " Believe " The Star went into a swarm of meteorites and planets, i " believe" it was not a collision..

The star is probably interesting for a research purpose, but maybe its better to leave it alone until people are certain how to approach interesting and unique finds in a more realistic way..

Cause putting the world on hold for a single star that acts is a weird thing, but probably different states wanted to be the first hoping it gives some futuristic technologies..
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posted on May, 10 2016 @ 03:00 AM
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originally posted by: odzeandennz

originally posted by: jjsr420
All that the report -really- confirms is that the Star's light hasn't gradually dimmed. The dips in light are still as of yet unexplained.


you still have your hopes up its aliens , or at least something artificial ?


It could simply be a form of communication? or a large amount of celestial objects interfering or obstructing the view like a debris belt... A Dyson sphere may have celestial objects spaced light-years' apart how ever, why the main gravitational / electromagnetic heavy mass influences remain illusive to the smaller contained "celestial proxies".

1 would think Cosmic Advanced Autonomous Artificial Intelligence (CAAAI) would detect Advanced Autonomous Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) gathering data from facebook to space related data associated with a said location and would be able to position itself outside of observable views of telescopes both land and space based and or other observation equipment why it studies. Unless it felt exposing itself was logic...

NAMASTE*******



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 03:03 AM
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a reply to: PanPiper

Or it is an interesting opportunity to discover something new.
We've never seen something like this before, of course we're curious.

Maybe it's a plasma gas station? For space ships. A orbiting space ship waiting circle.
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posted on May, 10 2016 @ 03:05 AM
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a reply to: Ophiuchus 13
Imagine sending code communications with SOL? Dimming its observation paths in various locations in codes...



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 03:06 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

Maybe its an Alien civilization who knows its being watched by primitive hairless monkeys?
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posted on May, 10 2016 @ 03:08 AM
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a reply to: PanPiper
Telepathically thinking




posted on May, 10 2016 @ 03:11 AM
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a reply to: PanPiper

Haha! I was editing while you answered

Who knows, right?



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 03:12 AM
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a reply to: Ophiuchus 13

Lets say, it was a alien civilization.. Why do the hairless monkeys think they would be contacted? A friendly chat?

S.Hawking almost "shat" himself when he heard the news.. If the alien civilization "the unique" had an interest im pretty sure humanity would be doomed..



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 03:14 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

Im pretty sure the technology the alien civilization has, would destroy humanity, but im pretty sure, an alien race that has come that far has zero interest in " interacting ".



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 03:21 AM
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a reply to: PanPiper

Why?



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