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Tabby’s Star Mystery - ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Dims Again

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Just when we thought the mystery behind Tabby’s star was finally solved, the ‘alien megastructure star’ has given experts a run for their money. A team of astrophysicists studying the star called KIC 8462852, popularly known as Tabby’s star, has reported that the star recently dimmed again, and did so quite dramatically. As noted by experts, the star’s brightness dropped abruptly, recording the biggest change in KIC 8462852 since 2013. Just a few days later, the light returned to normal. This star, better known as “the Tabby star” in honor of its discoverer Tabetha Boyajian, faded at least 5% last month, reported this week Boyajian, an astrophysicist at Louisiana State University (USA), who has been studying the star KIC 8462852 for years now. As noted by Universe Today, on March 19th, Tabetha and her team started reporting how the brightness of Tabby’s star started fading again. Using data obtained by the Las Cumbras Observatory‘s Teide, McDonald and Haleakala Observatories (in Spain, Texas, and Hawaii, respectively), Tabetha and her colleagues began posting regular updates on its light curve. As they wrote on their blog at the time: “On Friday (2018 March 16) we noted the last data taken were significantly down compared to normal. Due to poor weather conditions at all 3 sites, we weren’t able to observe the star again until last night.



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