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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:04 pm    Post subject: Shrub "Alien Megastructure" Star Reply with quote

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'Alien Megastructure' Star Targeted by $100 Million SETI Search

The Breakthrough Listen initiative, which will spend $100 million over the next 10 years to hunt for signals possibly produced by alien civilizations, is set to begin studying Tabby's star with the 330-foot-wide (100 meters) Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, project team members announced Tuesday (Oct. 25).

...Tabby's star, officially known as KIC 8462852, lies about 1,500 light-years from Earth. Observations by NASA's Kepler space telescope showed that the star dimmed dramatically several times over the past half-decade or so, at one point by a whopping 22 percent. These occasional brightness dips which were first reported last year by a team led by Yale University postdoc Tabetha Boyajian (hence the star's nickname) are far too substantial to be caused by an orbiting planet, astronomers have said.

http://www.space.com/34505-alien-megastructure-star-seti-search.html

IIRC SETI Boinc shrubs data from Breakthrough Listen, but it's not clear that we can shrub the above data specifically. Can anyone confirm?
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