Category: Tabby’s Star

Strange Signals from 234 Stars

In 2016 Ermanno Borra and Eric Trottier, astronomers from the Laval University in Canada, announced that they had found 234 extra-terrestrial civilizations and that they might be “beaming” a coordinated light signal towards earth. ¬†Regardless of your thoughts on the topic, these are bold claims by the two, which is exactly why I like it. ¬†

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Tabby’s Star Dimming Again

Our favorite star is at it again, KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby’s Star. For those of you who do not know about Tabby’s Star, it is a star that does not act like other stars. Tabby’s Star has been showing strange patterns in brightness since its discovery. The star has strange dips in light which was initially thought to have been a planetary system, however the light dips are far too deep for that. Others theorize that it is a massive cloud of gas or even comets, however that has now been ruled out as well.