How We’ll Solve the Mystery of the “Alien Megastructure Star”

An interview with Tabetha Boyajian, the Yale astronomer who discovered the flickering star KIC 8462852, better known as Tabby’s Star, or better yet known as the “alien megastructure star”–an object so strange that some scientists openly suggested that it might be obscured by an enormous artificial structure.

When did you realize you were dealing with something truly strange?

One of those things where you don’t know if the data are good, so it doesn’t excite you right away. There all kind

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