"Tabby's Star" isn't surrounded by an alien Dyson Sphere

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"Tabby's Star" isn't surrounded by an alien Dyson Sphere

Post by pErvinalia » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:49 am

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A team of more than 200 researchers, including Penn State Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Assistant Professor Jason Wright and led by Louisiana State University’s Tabetha Boyajian, is one step closer to solving the mystery behind the “most mysterious star in the universe.” KIC 8462852, or “Tabby’s Star,” nicknamed after Boyajian, is otherwise an ordinary star, about 50 percent bigger and 1,000 degrees hotter than the Sun, and about than 1,000 light years away. However, it has been inexplicably dimming and brightening sporadically like no other. Several theories abound to explain the star’s unusual light patterns, including that an alien megastructure is orbiting the star.
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“We were hoping that once we finally caught a dip happening in real time we could see if the dips were the same depth at all wavelengths. If they were nearly the same, this would suggest that the cause was something opaque, like an orbiting disk, planet, or star, or even large structures in space” said Wright, who is a co-author of the paper, titled “The First Post-Kepler Brightness Dips of KIC 8462852.” Instead, the team found that the star got much dimmer at some wavelengths than at others.

“Dust is most likely the reason why the star’s light appears to dim and brighten. The new data shows that different colors of light are being blocked at different intensities. Therefore, whatever is passing between us and the star is not opaque, as would be expected from a planet or alien megastructure,” Boyajian said.
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Post by Rum » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:57 am

Seems a tad unlikely.

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Post by cronus » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:25 am

It's fair to say opaque or not. It's aliens. :tup:
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I'm still bummed about this. :lay:
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Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:19 am

Dyson has made millions from the sale of great vacuum cleaners, but I don't think even he has the resources to enclose a star 1e3 lightyears away.
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Post by L'Emmerdeur » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:39 am

Yebut those vacuum cleaners look like they incorporate alien technology. :ask:

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Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:57 am

True. Bit I'm waiting for Galaxian to pop in to tell us what's really going on here.

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Post by laklak » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:30 pm

Figures. The aliens finally come and do they bring a cure for cancer? The warp drive? Unlimited free energy? Nope. They bring a fucking vacuum cleaner. A ridiculously expensive, stupid looking vacuum cleaner. Send it to Urth, those morons will buy anything if you tell them it's "digital".
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Post by Woodbutcher » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:42 pm

Actually, that's where the Dyson vacuum cleaners send the dust...
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Post by cronus » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:03 pm

Could be anything out there. It's a speck of dust rotating around a speck of dust. Could be anything?

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:smoke:
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Post by cronus » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:22 pm

Could build a one off thin plastic massive parabolic space telescope to take one clear shot of 'tabby's star' for a tenth of the cost that starshit dime invaders will take a pic of the boring gal next door at alpha centauri. What would you do?

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Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:33 pm

What I'd do is build and deploy 50,000 mini telescopes beyond the Kuiper Belt, giving us an effective collection area of c.7854AU2.
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Post by cronus » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:00 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:
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What I'd do is build and deploy 50,000 mini telescopes beyond the Kuiper Belt, giving us an effective collection area of c.7854AU2.
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Post by laklak » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:08 pm

Space Force will build a warp drive and go make them Safe For Democracy. And McDonald's.
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