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Will we confirm evidence for megastructures orbiting the star KIC 8462852?

NASA’s Kepler Mission revealed that the star KIC 8462852 displays severe, aperiodic dips in brightness that have so far defied conventional astrophysical explanations.

J. Wright et al. have advanced the hypothesis that the KIC 8462852 light curve is consistent with occultations produced by a swarm of artificial, orbiting “megastructures.”

Follow-up observations are being proposed to monitor KIC 8462852 at radio frequencies to determine whether broadcasts are being directed from the star.

Will there be a public announcement prior to March 3, 2016 that unusual radio signals have been received from the direction of KIC 8462852 that are claimed in the announcement to be difficult to explain by known natural phenomena?


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