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Mystery of Tabby's Star May Have Been Solved

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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 01:59 PM
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And sadly it isn't an Alien megastructure but space dust orbiting in a ring around the star , the theory comes after observations from the Spitzer and Swift missions plus a ground based telescope , the AstroLAB IRIS public observatory , found there was less dimming of the star's infrared light than its ultraviolet and visible light spectrum leading to a conclusion that shorter wavelength ultraviolet light was being blocked by the dust particles but the longer wavelength infrared light was able to pass through.

It turns out there was less dimming of the star's infrared light than its ultraviolet and visible light. That makes an alien megastructure as the cause of the mysterious dimming "more and more unlikely," Marengo said, because opaque solar panels would absorb all light equally.

Much more likely is circumstellar dust -- small particles orbiting the star -- blocked some of the shorter ultraviolet light but allowed larger wavelengths of infrared light to jump though, he said.

The "selective absorption" tells researchers that the dimming is caused by small particles a few microns across, just a few millionths of a meter, that are circling the star as dust clouds or perhaps a dust ring. Marengo said the data seems to indicate the dust particles are too large to be the kind usually found in interstellar dust clouds between the star and Earth.
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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: gortex

I don't think we'd ever get there anyway.
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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Captain Hindsight here. Why didn't someone do that in the first place? It seems so bloody obvious that it would have been high up the list called 'Things What Block Light in Space.'



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: gortex

This latest "solution" still has issues that fails to answer all questions. It's a good theory....but still falls short.




posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:09 PM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: gortex

Captain Hindsight here. Why didn't someone do that in the first place? It seems so bloody obvious that it would have been high up the list called 'Things What Block Light in Space.'


The idea that it could be dust (along with other natural explanation hypotheses, such as debris from a planetary collision, comet fragments, as well as the alien megastructure hypothesis) was suggested as an explanation long ago when the odd dimming was first observed, but it took a while to make the observations with the right equipment to get the data and to analyze that data.


What's made it more difficult to pin down an explanation was conflicting information about the dimming itself. An LSU study said that they found evidence that the star had been slowly dimming over the past 100 years, and had dimmed by 20%. That observation had since been found to be false, but if it were true, it would have made the dust hypothesis less likely.


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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Just so us C.T. people can hang on to the alien concept with a grain of salt...

That is a lot of dust. A large scale mining operation would produce a lot of dust, and you wouldn't want it hanging around the work sites...




posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

Humbug and balderdash, Sir! Humbug and balderdash!

...and yes, you're right.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: gortex

Captain Hindsight here. Why didn't someone do that in the first place? It seems so bloody obvious that it would have been high up the list called 'Things What Block Light in Space.'


Well, it's a lesson learned innit? who needs solar panels if all you need is to throw lumps of doyt in orbit around the planet...just the same as the climate crowders are suggesting for Earth!
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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

Too true mate


It's still a killer anti-climax. We've been having a party over Kic and suddenly it's 'the morning after' and daylight is glinting through the curtains. It's great knowing the cause and slightly disappointing that it's so humdrum.

Still, when all's said and done, at least we had the most imaginative explanation and it was posted here on ATS. Super-massive spaceship on its way to Earth and blocking Kic's light out. Bravo to the owner of that idea!!



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:36 PM
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bs
its pretty obvious what it is, however mainstream "scientists" or should i say science priests
find the truth overwhelming



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: TerminalVelocity

agree



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:38 PM
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This never seemed likely to be a "megastructure" imho. It was too inconsistent and too variable.

That having been said, it's still a very interesting phenomenon because it implies that some planetary-sized catastrophe has taken place very recently around this star.

A cloud of dust or debris or whatever would eventually end up spread smoothly around an orbital path. This is how Saturn got its rings, the little bits end up going round in a big circle.

The fact that a clump of dust or debris is orbiting Tabby's Star in a local "cluster" - as in, only eclipsing the star when it passes between the star and observers on Earth - strongly suggests (again, imho) that Tabby's Star has recently lost a planet in some unimaginably destructive event. I'm using "recently" in the geological sense here.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:50 PM
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a reply to: TerminalVelocity

Still more likely than a Dyson Sphere !



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:51 PM
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a reply to: humanoidlord

How are things in the dark ages !



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 03:53 PM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: smurfy

Too true mate


It's still a killer anti-climax. We've been having a party over Kic and suddenly it's 'the morning after' and daylight is glinting through the curtains. It's great knowing the cause and slightly disappointing that it's so humdrum.

Still, when all's said and done, at least we had the most imaginative explanation and it was posted here on ATS. Super-massive spaceship on its way to Earth and blocking Kic's light out. Bravo to the owner of that idea!!


Considering that nobody has actually seen it, I suppose that it could possibly be an alien megastructure. That is to say, the "dust" explanation is not 100% the only thing it could be.

Having said that, considering that nobody has seen it, I suppose "dust" is a reasonable explanation that fits all of data and observations. There really is no way of knowing if the alien megastructure explanation fits all of the data and observations, since we don't even know what that data would look like.

So the most likely explanation we have so far is a dust ring. I'm not sure why we would abandon that idea for one that is not as likely (given the unknowns).


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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 04:10 PM
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I never liked the 'alien megastructure' idea much anyway. It was a minor passage in a paper that the media ran away with. Poor guy included that one tiny paragraph and instantly became an international news story.


On the bright side, Paul Carr will have a good reason to release a new show of 'Unseen podcast' or 'Wow Signal! podcast.'

I'm being flippant in the thread and will have a more serious look at the latest research tomorrow evening. Saying that, we still haven't 100% ruled out an enormous approaching spaceship and shouldn't take tomorrow for granted.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 04:18 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

It may be that the observations necessary to confirm such a thing to any reasonable degree, required telescope time to be freed up from other projects already being worked on. They seem to have deployed a great deal of resources from multiple platforms, to do this observation, and it may be that the sheer number of different scopes required were not available all at once, until relatively recently.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: wmd_2008

i lost all hope in science when NASA was caught changing the color of mars photos so it could appear less earthly-like and cover up an misterious funny "green thing" growing in the rocks
full history here: ufologie.patrickgross.org...
its more than time to shown those criminals real science



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 08:03 AM
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a reply to: humanoidlord

On mobile will look at link later pictures can change colour depending on wavelengths captured or whire balance settings but a link to a ufo site made me laugh. Will let you know what I think later tonight.



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 08:51 AM
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As a close follower of the mission I was in no doubt and still believe they altered the colour balance toward red , they even started obscuring the sundial colour calibration tool in pictures to hide it but the cat was already out of the bag.

The Curiosity pictures are far better , honesty is the best policy.




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