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Alien megastructure star "KIC8462852" kickstarter just met its goal

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posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 06:17 PM
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The mysterious behavior of a star called KIC8462852 and the new kickstarter program

Very exciting news.. I was getting worried this would be short lived news and soon forgotten.. But apparently the people demand we keep looking at this strange thing.



This subject concerts a potential dyson sphere read about it here if you dont know what it is before reading on
earthsky.org...

It started In September, a team of scientists led by Tabetha Boyajian from Yale University, who lends the object its informal name, the “Tabby’s star,” reported that the star was not behaving as it should. Based on observations conducted using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope between 2009 and 2013, the team witnessed two unusual incidents, in 2011 and 2013, when the star’s light dimmed in dramatic, never-before-seen ways.

And now we have this great kickstarter program that will ensure more observation of the unknown.


www.popsci.com...


There's probably not an alien mega structure around the star KIC 8462852, but there is definitely something weird going on there.

As reported in 2015, the star's light dims by as much as 20 percent--way too much to be a passing planet--and there's no good scientific explanation as to why. Scientists don't know when the star will dim again, so to see what's causing the mysterious blips, they need to watch it constantly. But using telescopes isn't free.

To help pay for telescope time, Tabetha Boyajian, the Yale astrophysicist leading the research, started a Kickstarter last month to raise $100,000. Now, with just hours left before the campaign closes, the team has met and exceeded its funding goal, getting the last $10,000 in just the last few hours.

Meeting the goal means the team will be able to continuously monitor the star for an entire year using the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network. If one of the telescopes spots something weird happening around "Tabby's Star," it'll send out an alert to other astronomers, both amateurs and professionals, to turn their telescopes toward the star. Hopefully that means the mystery will soon be solved.


Here is a related video about the subject starts around 3:31

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posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 06:25 PM
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Doesnt it seem like overkill to fund it so she can follow it..



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posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 06:29 PM
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originally posted by: tikbalang
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Doesnt it seem like overkill to fund it so she can follow it..


It's not just about her. It's about all of us who want to do the same thing. It's worth doing. Good luck to the team.



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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Although I find this interesting, I do not see the point. They already decided it is probably asteroids.. And why not raise money to find ways to accomplish light speed instead? Even if it is a dyson spear or whatever, what does it really matter? Not like we will ever get there...



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 06:46 PM
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Variable output stars?

Nooo..



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: Spacespider

Good news , hoping for an interesting outcome in the coming months , Alien or not.


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posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: Orionx2
Although I find this interesting, I do not see the point. They already decided it is probably asteroids.. And why not raise money to find ways to accomplish light speed instead? Even if it is a dyson spear or whatever, what does it really matter? Not like we will ever get there...


I simply do not understand the pessimism here. It's a "Dyson Sphere," not a "spear," and if it IS a Dyson Sphere, then, however improbable it sounds, that means a very advanced civilization. They did NOT "decide it was probably asteroids." The money raised is from private individuals interested in the project and is a modest $100K, hardly enough to affect research into "'light speed," which is a completely different issue anyway. And it's not necessary to "get there" to retrieve data. "Getting there" is not the goal of this project. Retrieving additional data is.

It's an exciting project with great upside potential. I look forward to further reports. I had heard the reports of Tabby's Star, of course, but this vid gave a lot more information I did not know. I hadn't realized the entire thing was the result of "citizen astronomers" finding this data rather than the result of some official project. That is just awesome all by itself. Thanks for posting.



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:00 PM
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They already decided it is probably asteroids.

Probably isn't really an answer and scientists need answers.



And why not raise money to find ways to accomplish light speed instead?

It would take to much money over too long a time span.



Even if it is a dyson spear or whatever, what does it really matter?

It would answer the ultimate question , are we alone.
If it were a Dyson Sphere or swarm it would be a demonstration that the theory is achievable and could help us in the future.



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:02 PM
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Isnt it easier to just and try contacting it instead of stalking it? im pretty sure its aware if it can build "dyson magic"



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:08 PM
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That KickStarter was a scam then, because scientists have already concluded that what they are seeing is most-likely natural phenomenon.



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:14 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Orionx2




They already decided it is probably asteroids.

Probably isn't really an answer and scientists need answers.



And why not raise money to find ways to accomplish light speed instead?

It would take to much money over too long a time span.



Even if it is a dyson spear or whatever, what does it really matter?

It would answer the ultimate question , are we alone.
If it were a Dyson Sphere or swarm it would be a demonstration that the theory is achievable and could help us in the future.


Really? There is NO WAY to prove it is alien structure without actually going there. That is why they should be focusing on light speed travel.



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:18 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: Orionx2
Although I find this interesting, I do not see the point. They already decided it is probably asteroids.. And why not raise money to find ways to accomplish light speed instead? Even if it is a dyson spear or whatever, what does it really matter? Not like we will ever get there...


I simply do not understand the pessimism here. It's a "Dyson Sphere," not a "spear," and if it IS a Dyson Sphere, then, however improbable it sounds, that means a very advanced civilization. They did NOT "decide it was probably asteroids." The money raised is from private individuals interested in the project and is a modest $100K, hardly enough to affect research into "'light speed," which is a completely different issue anyway. And it's not necessary to "get there" to retrieve data. "Getting there" is not the goal of this project. Retrieving additional data is.

It's an exciting project with great upside potential. I look forward to further reports. I had heard the reports of Tabby's Star, of course, but this vid gave a lot more information I did not know. I hadn't realized the entire thing was the result of "citizen astronomers" finding this data rather than the result of some official project. That is just awesome all by itself. Thanks for posting.

No, it is not exciting. They will prove absolutely nothing. There is no way with our current tech to prove aliens. The only way to prove it is to go there. This is nothing more than a away to make someone some money so they don't have to get a real job.



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:21 PM
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originally posted by: tikbalang
a reply to: schuyler

Isnt it easier to just and try contacting it instead of stalking it? im pretty sure its aware if it can build "dyson magic"


Huh? "Stalking it" from several thousand light years away? Contacting "it," assuming there is anything to contact, would take far too long--thousands of years to send a signal and wait for an answer. Observing it (or "stalking" in your term) can be done right now. We don't know if it is a Dyson Sphere and indeed, the probability of that is rather low. It's just an idea that is as unlikely as swarm of thousands of comets.



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:23 PM
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Im gonna go with the term "stalking"


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posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:24 PM
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originally posted by: Orionx2

originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: Orionx2
Although I find this interesting, I do not see the point. They already decided it is probably asteroids.. And why not raise money to find ways to accomplish light speed instead? Even if it is a dyson spear or whatever, what does it really matter? Not like we will ever get there...


I simply do not understand the pessimism here. It's a "Dyson Sphere," not a "spear," and if it IS a Dyson Sphere, then, however improbable it sounds, that means a very advanced civilization. They did NOT "decide it was probably asteroids." The money raised is from private individuals interested in the project and is a modest $100K, hardly enough to affect research into "'light speed," which is a completely different issue anyway. And it's not necessary to "get there" to retrieve data. "Getting there" is not the goal of this project. Retrieving additional data is.

It's an exciting project with great upside potential. I look forward to further reports. I had heard the reports of Tabby's Star, of course, but this vid gave a lot more information I did not know. I hadn't realized the entire thing was the result of "citizen astronomers" finding this data rather than the result of some official project. That is just awesome all by itself. Thanks for posting.

No, it is not exciting. They will prove absolutely nothing. There is no way with our current tech to prove aliens. The only way to prove it is to go there. This is nothing more than a away to make someone some money so they don't have to get a real job.


That is completely absurd. Good Lord! Nobody is "making money" on this deal. The funds are to rent telescope time, which doesn't come free. My Goodness the ignorant Debbie Downers on this thread are trolling a perfectly good discussion. Either that or they're 12 years old.
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posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:27 PM
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The funds are to rent telescope time


You mean a big radio receiver?



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: Orionx2

originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: Orionx2
Although I find this interesting, I do not see the point. They already decided it is probably asteroids.. And why not raise money to find ways to accomplish light speed instead? Even if it is a dyson spear or whatever, what does it really matter? Not like we will ever get there...


I simply do not understand the pessimism here. It's a "Dyson Sphere," not a "spear," and if it IS a Dyson Sphere, then, however improbable it sounds, that means a very advanced civilization. They did NOT "decide it was probably asteroids." The money raised is from private individuals interested in the project and is a modest $100K, hardly enough to affect research into "'light speed," which is a completely different issue anyway. And it's not necessary to "get there" to retrieve data. "Getting there" is not the goal of this project. Retrieving additional data is.

It's an exciting project with great upside potential. I look forward to further reports. I had heard the reports of Tabby's Star, of course, but this vid gave a lot more information I did not know. I hadn't realized the entire thing was the result of "citizen astronomers" finding this data rather than the result of some official project. That is just awesome all by itself. Thanks for posting.

No, it is not exciting. They will prove absolutely nothing. There is no way with our current tech to prove aliens. The only way to prove it is to go there. This is nothing more than a away to make someone some money so they don't have to get a real job.


That is completely absurd. Good Lord! Nobody is "making money" on this deal. The funds are to rent telescope time, which doesn't come free. My Goodness the ignorant Debbie Downers on this thread are trolling a perfectly good discussion. Either that or they're 12 years old.

You are absolutely delusional if you think all that money is to rent the telescope. Even if it was it can go to better causes. There is no way a land based telescope is going to prove anything. Spend the money on something useful.
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posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:30 PM
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This is the ONLY Dyson sphere we will ever see !

Dyson



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:35 PM
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originally posted by: tikbalang
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The funds are to rent telescope time


You mean a big radio receiver?


Ever heard of a Radio Telescope, smartass?



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:40 PM
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Actually, we need not think so grandiose terms as a Dyson Sphere--I liked his hydrogen-bomb-powered spaceship idea better. Any way, grant a vibrant civilization at that star. Suppose they explore deep space with wondrous craft of unimaginable (to humans) velocities. Suppose that they send one or some of those craft this way. If in a direct, line of sight travel path, it seem likely that a ship could block out for us at times the glow of their own star, giving us the results we report. Or maybe, given enough velocity, the light around the speeding ship could be distorted to give us what we see.

Astronomers and astrophysicists all have a vested interest in discovering the secrets of the heavens, but their sharing of that data does not extend down to the man in the street. I'll repeat something I've mentioned several times of the years on ATS: Both pulsars and quasars were considered for many months to be intelligent signals before it was decided that they were strange, new, but natural phenomena. But as with the case for UFOs and other affairs of government, you would do well to be skeptical what they tell us.




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