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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:41 pm 
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Any thoughts? http://www.theguardian.com/science/across-the-universe/2015/oct/16/alien-megastructure-could-explain-mysterious-new-kepler-results


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probably comets. The authors themselves don't even mention the possibility that they're artificial structures in the original paper.

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Probably, but the investigation into possible intelligent origins is being explored as well.

From Discovery.com

The next step is to point a radio antenna at KIC 8462852, just to see whether the system is generating any artificial radio signals that could indicate the presence of something we’d define as “intelligent.” Boyajian and Wright have now teamed up with Andrew Siemion, the Director of the SETI Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, to get a radio telescope to listen into the star and if they detect an artificial signal, they will request time on the Very Large Array (VLA) to deduce whether any radio signals from that star are the chatter of an alien civilization.

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I read an interview with the lead investigator (a PhD student) in an article in the Atlantic Magazine. Their scientific paper only discussed possible natural causes, but they also admitted that one of their first thoughts was that it was mega-structures. There is a SETI article, being prepared that will discuss the "non-natural' ways this could have been created.

Most likely natural, but a wonderful example of what might be...

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