The dimming of that alien megastructure star is probably just dust

MASHABLE | on Wed, Jan 3, 5:14 PM

Let's just call it the alien megastructure that wasn't. More than 100 researchers have released a study[1] showing that the mysterious star KIC 8462852, better known as Tabby's Star, is almost certainly not surrounded by a structure built by a technologically advanced alien civilization.  In reality, the star's odd dimming and brightening quality has a far more natural explanation. “Dust is most likely the reason why the star’s light appears to dim and brighten," astronomer Tabetha Boyajian, ...

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