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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Russian astronomers set out to find the aliens

Star Tabby, also known as KIC 8462852, has long attracted the attention of scientists with its unusual flickering. Some experts are trying to seriously explain this phenomenon by the activity of the aliens. Reportedly, in the foreseeable future will check this version and Russian scientists. This task was made by the Russian Academy of Sciences Program of fundamental space research in 2018.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The luminosity of the star Tabby sometimes changing 20 percent, and this happens irregularly, so that is unlikely explanation is an ordinary planet in orbit. The most “fantastic” of the proposed at the moment explanation is that aliens could build around it the so-called “Dyson sphere”. Such a hypothetical design would allow extraterrestrial super-civilizations, if they exist, to collect the light of your own star and use it as energy. As write “news” that this assumption, among others, will be checked by the specialists from Russia.

However, as the main Russian experts consider less fantastic version, according to which the star is uneven shades family of comets. However, it is worth Recalling that a number of scientists believe this assumption is less plausible than it seems: according to some calculations, a similar number at the same time a passing comet is expected to reach a million, which is pretty unlikely.

It is worth noting that in 2015, when the unusual flickering was discovered, various scholars have proposed a number of other possible explanations. For example, a group of American scientists from Illinojsky University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, last year suggested that fluctuations in the brightness of stars can explain the non-equilibrium thermodynamic processes in itself. About the same time, experts from the Institute of astronomy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, have suggested that changes in luminosity provoked by multiple planets in orbit around the star, surrounded by large and dense clouds of dust and debris.

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