A team of astronomers Tabitha Bagan (Louisiana state University) has recorded another inexplicable change in the brightness of the star KIC 8462852. 11 June 2017 astronomers using the TRAPPIST telescope again recorded the change in the brightness of the “stars Tabi” (KIC 8462852). In his blog, the American astronomer Bajan Tabitha (Tabetha Boyajian) has described this phenomenon as “a small but sharp drop”.
He says this is she, “at the beginning of the decline – about 1% — have not been able to confirm the data of other observers, because the change was not too significant.” However, the next few nights were more productive, and a drop of the luminosity managed to fix many of the observatories of the planet, says astronomer on the website wherestheflux.com.
On the chart the visible difference from the normal brightness, which exceed the possible measurement errors. The differences are best seen just to the left of the point of the 6th day. Well, the latest observation clearly pointed to a downtrend, which is confirmed not only by astronomers from Louisiana, but to other observers.
Today Tabitha Bagan via your FB announced to the world that the change in the brightness of KIC 8462852 closer to 2%, which means a significant deviation from the norm, and perhaps is the beginning of a new cycle inexplicably tarnishing the “stars Tabi”. And that day was the beginning of the next feast on the street supporters of the hypothesis of intelligent alien influence on KIC 8462852.
Strange figures among the data collected by the Kepler telescope in the framework of the search for exoplanets, enthusiasts noticed back in may 2009 when the light from one of the stars suddenly and unevenly faded for a whole week. Volunteers drew the attention of scientists to this data, astronomers began to observe the star KIC 8462852 in the constellation of Cygnus. In March 2011, the Kepler telescope showed that the star suddenly dimmed by 15%, and in February of 2013 by 20%. Every time the brightness is decreased unevenly and after some time came back to normal. Explain what was difficult, given that usually the stars lose their brightness by only 1%. And then, when their blocking us from passing in its orbit a planet the size of Jupiter. Astronomers realized that what is causing such a reaction KIC 8462852 must be just gigantic.
Tabitha Bagan from Louisiana state University (USA) headed the study, in 2015, together with colleagues published a paper dedicated to the mysterious signals KIC 8462852. In February 2016, she spoke at TED Talks with a story about the strange behavior of the stars and its causes. In brief: astrophysicists don’t know exactly what’s going on.
Scientists assumed that the star is young, and the light blocking cloud of the substances of which it is formed. Was the version and that the brightness is decreased from a large cluster of comets around the star. All these theories have not received adequate evidence — KIC 8462852 there was no sign of youth, and thousands of comets also didn’t give up anything. However, it is the version of the Komet Bagan was considered the most appropriate, but acknowledged that such a huge cluster of comets around a star — maloveroyatno.
When the story about the mysterious “wink” star leaked to the press, the audience interested in this topic, I remembered about the Dyson spheres. In the end, if you imagine that the alien civilization was able to build this kind of megaconstruction, it could cause the signals KIC 8462852.
Zaza Osmanov from the Free University of Tbilisi (Georgia) is just doing research on this. In 2015 he published a work about the Dyson spheres, which suggested that such megaconstruction appropriate to build around a pulsar — the remains of exploded stars. According to Osmanov, the heart of stars, decaying after its explosion, still full of energy, and generously distributes radioactive and x-rays. They pass through space from the pulsar thin jets, like the rays of the lighthouse. Because they are easier to collect — no need to build a capsule around the star, but you can do smaller design in the form of a ring around the pulsar.
Tabitha Bajan concluded his speech at TED Talks in 2016, remarking that she’s an astrophysicist in the least ready to bet about the aliens and the study will continue to gather as much information as possible about the phenomenon and find it natural causes. She encouraged all enthusiasts to join her. And the star KIC 8462852 gave scientists and volunteers another opportunity to talk about the strange signals.
Astronomer Jason Wright of the University of Pennsylvania may 19, 2017 in his Twitter said that the “star Tabitha” — became known as astronomers KIC 8462852 again began to fade. He urged his colleagues and volunteers, working with telescopes, to obtain its spectrum and publish it.
Meanwhile, Zaza Osmanov on the eve of the new “winks” star Tabitha — may 11, 2017 — has published a new scientific study of the Dyson spheres. In it, astrophysicist dealt with the question of identification of extraterrestrial megaconstruction. The Ottomans had calculated that the Very large telescope (VLTI) in Chile and the review Wide angle infrared Explorer (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) infrared space telescope NASA could observe the closest pulsars, and therefore can help to find megaconstruction. To recognize them is possible via infrared radiation after absorbing energy, the design will heat up.
THE DYSON SPHERE
In 1960 American physicist Freeman Dyson was inspired by science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon “Creator of the stars” and published a paper about the huge structures in space.
These things so called “Dyson sphere”. Scientists have suggested that around a star you can build a spherical shell, which will allow you to effectively collect energy and to expand your living area. To build a Dyson sphere, the mass of one substance to build should be approximately the same as the mass of Jupiter, is 318 times more than Earth’s mass. Of course, we are not able to build around its star in a sphere, but some do not rule out that someone else in the Universe could.
About the Dyson spheres could remember, mostly fiction. For example, Stanislaw LEM defeated the idea of megaconstruction in the treatise “the Sum of technologies”. The writer explained that the decision space of the housing problem will lead to social disaster, and nothing good to humanity does not give.
Tabetha Susan Bagan (1980) — American with Armenian roots, the astronomer, working at the University of Louisiana.
He defended his doctoral dissertation at Yale University. In the sphere of her scientific interests astronomical interferometry, stellar spectroscopy, the study of exoplanets and problems of astronomy high angular resolution, especially at optical and infrared wavelengths. Tabitha is a leading author of the website wherestheflux.com dedicated to the star KIC 8462852, which is colloquially known as “star Tabby”, named in her honor.