Unexplained star behavior found during exoplanet search

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Unexplained star behavior found during exoplanet search

Postby Jonathan » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:57 pm

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronom ... fling.html

One theory to account for 22% occlusion of a star: aliens with a yuuuuuuuge solar collector.

Another theory: your mama!
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Re: Unexplained star behavior found during exoplanet search

Postby Jonathan » Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:51 pm

Maybe a huge swarm of comets?
http://m.phys.org/news/2015-12-astronom ... -star.html
22% reduction in light output is a lot of comets.
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Re: Unexplained star behavior found during exoplanet search

Postby Jonathan » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:42 pm

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronom ... ntury.html

It's been getting dimmer over the past century!
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Re: Unexplained star behavior found during exoplanet search

Postby Jonathan » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:25 pm

http://gizmodo.com/we-might-finally-sol ... 1782161374

The Kickstarter to fund telescope time to stare at this thing was funded.
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Re: Unexplained star behavior found during exoplanet search

Postby Jonathan » Fri May 19, 2017 6:15 pm

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Re: Unexplained star behavior found during exoplanet search

Postby Jonathan » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:35 am

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/10 ... ens/?amp=1

Probably dust? That's a lot of dust.
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Re: Unexplained star behavior found during exoplanet search

Postby quantus » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:23 pm

Yay, mystery solved, not back to our regularly scheduled lives on the only known source of intelligent life.
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