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Unexplained star behavior found during exoplanet search

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:57 pm
by Jonathan
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!

Re: Unexplained star behavior found during exoplanet search

PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:51 pm
by Jonathan
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.

Re: Unexplained star behavior found during exoplanet search

PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:42 pm
by Jonathan
http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronom ... ntury.html

It's been getting dimmer over the past century!

Re: Unexplained star behavior found during exoplanet search

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:25 pm
by Jonathan
http://gizmodo.com/we-might-finally-sol ... 1782161374

The Kickstarter to fund telescope time to stare at this thing was funded.

Re: Unexplained star behavior found during exoplanet search

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:15 pm
by Jonathan

Re: Unexplained star behavior found during exoplanet search

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:35 am
by Jonathan
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/10 ... ens/?amp=1

Probably dust? That's a lot of dust.

Re: Unexplained star behavior found during exoplanet search

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:23 pm
by quantus
Yay, mystery solved, not back to our regularly scheduled lives on the only known source of intelligent life.