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No signals detected from mystery star KIC 8462852, the fate of Mars' atmosphere, ESA to build space storm network...

6 Nov 2015, 12:17 UTC
No signals detected from mystery star KIC 8462852, the fate of Mars' atmosphere, ESA to build space storm network...
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If you've enjoyed this please share it on facebook, twitter, or whatever your favourite social media is. No signals detected from mystery star KIC 8462852Not long a go astronomers discovered something strange happening to a star called kic-8462852: It's light was dimming and returning as if something huge - possibly much huger than a planet - was passing in front of it. The size and timing of the dips don't match anything known, and all the natural explanations anyone has been able to think of involve coincidences - and scientists really don't like invoking coincidence. There is one other explanation: That the dips are caused by some kind of massive artificial structure, built by an unknown intelligence. So, to investigate this possibility, SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence - guess what they do) turned the Allen radio telescope array on the star, looking for signals that might be due to an alien intelligence... and they haven't found any.Sorry to burst any hopes - although it might be a bit too soon for saying that: Firstly this star is 1500 light years away, so a signal would need to be huge to get detected. Secondly SETI has only looked for two ...

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