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The Mysterious Flicker Behind Star KIC 8462852

In a paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, researchers described a star over 1,400 light years away that dims and glows in a strange flickering pattern. Astronomers Debra Fischer, who was an author on the paper, and Jason Wright explore ideas—from swarming comets to alien megastructures—that could explain the star’s mysterious glow http://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/the-mysterious-flicker-behind-star-kic-8462852/ #Podcasts #FullPodcastAvailable

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