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[DailyMail UK]Have researchers discovered an alien MEGASTRUCTURE? 'Bizarre' star could be surrounded by a Dyson sphere built by extraterrestrials, researchers claim

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Researchers have revealed a 'bizarre' star they say could be surrounded by a huge alien mega structure known as a Dyson sphere.

KIC 8462852, located 1,480 light-years away, was monitored by the Kepler Space Telescope for more than four years, beginning in 2009.

Now researchers say they cannot explain strange fluctuations in the light it emits - leading some to claim it could have a huge alien megastructure in front of it.

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Cool, alien stuff I've never read.
Thanks for sharing smile.gif
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Whoa that's cooool and scary but mostly cool!


So in other words.... It's the Death Star?.....sort of
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Well harvesting star energy is the pinnacle of engineering.
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Alien Megastructure in Dyson Sphere

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1,480 light years away is relatively close. Not explainable by our current understanding of the universe doesn't necessarily mean alien activity though.
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Alien Megastructure in Dyson Sphere


I see what you did here.... biggrin.gif
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So is it fusion drive and dark matter drive?
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Eventually I assume we will also have to make something like this to directly harvest the sun's energy.
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Alien Megastructure in Dyson Sphere


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So is it fusion drive and dark matter drive?

Imagine surrounding our sun in highly efficient solar panels and harvesting the energy. That, in essence, is a dyson sphere.
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