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Star's 'Alien Megastructure' May Just Be Comets

Star's 'Alien Megastructure' May Just Be Comets

New findings from NASA about the star KIC 8462852 suggest that its mysterious dimming effect is likely caused by a swarm of comets rather than any kind of "alien megastructure." The hypothesized comets could be on a long, eccentric orbit and their dusty fragments may block the light of the star at different intervals, NASA explained. More here.

Pictured: Artist's illustration shows a star behind a shattered comet.

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