CLOUDEATERS ON THE MOVE? Why Astronomers Are Scrambling To Observe The Weirdest Star In The Galaxy THIS WEEKEND—The “Alien Megastructure” Is SUDDENLY Back In Action!
And it was time for everyone to look at this distant celestial body — to figure out what is going on. “As far as I can tell, every telescope that can look at it right now is looking at it right now,” Muterspaugh, a professor at Tennessee State University, tells The Verge […] In late 2015, astronomer Jason Wright from Penn State suggested a tantalizing scenario for the dips. Perhaps large megastructures created by an alien civilization were orbiting around the star, explaining the weird changes. “Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider,” Wright told The Atlantic at the time, “but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilization to build.” That’s when Tabby’s Star became popularly known as the “alien megastructure” star