|Illustration by: Brian ILL|
This is kind of exciting. The Kepler telescope is picking up some interesting data. 1,500 light years from Earth, an extremely large structure is orbiting the star KIC 8462852. A paper has been submitted to the Journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society about this mystery structure. According to the scientific data, the structure is not round, it's huge and it's not sending back any infrared singles like a possible circumstellar disk of dust might do. Also, the idea of an exocomet is falling short of legitimate data, so that idea might be ruled out as well. The scientists must have found something more significant in Kepler's data than we know of. Because, there is a second paper currently being written that investigates the possibility of a mega-engineering project created by an extraterrestrial intelligence! There is speculation that the giant alien structure is orbiting the star and harvesting energy from it. Stay tuned for this second paper!