Well this is kind of interesting.
There's something around KIC 8462852. Could be a cloud of comets close to the star. Could be the aftermath of some relatively recent, massive planetary impact (similar to planet Theia's theorized collision with Earth, producing our moon). Or it could be that the Kepler Space Telescope's detectors were just malfunctioning (repeatedly, with this star but none of the other 150,000 being analyzed).
HOWEVER. The thing around KIC 8462852 could also be enormous, created structures in the star's orbit so large that they dim its light periodically.
I mean seriously. Ain't that kinda cool?
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That is more than just cool... I hope they figure out what it is soon! And balls to the guy kissing on your bonfire, I mean who cares if it's so far away we can't speak to them... if we were talking about alien life does he really think distance would put a damper on the discovery of the millennium? Pfft... whatever it is the fact that we can spot off things so far away is cool as hell... now to find out about this moon creation business...1
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