Friday, October 16, 2015

Possibly Alien

The Kepler spacecraft has detected an unusual pattern of transits across the disk of a star 1,500 light years away.  It's an F-type star, so slightly larger than the Sun.  So far, astronomers have been unable to imagine a natural explanation.  The spacecraft instruments check out.

Is there, therefore, an artificial explanation?  Could a huge structure built by an advanced civilization be orbiting that star?  SETI researchers have been called in to listen for possible radio signals coming from that star.

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