Sunday, November 08, 2015

Aliens Nix, Signals From Tabby Random

A star system that SETI has designated "Tabby's Star" has been a source of speculation about extraterrestrial intelligence has offered, after two weeks of extensive scrutiny,  has offered up only radio silence. 

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI) has been monitoring an unusual light pattern in the Tabby's Star system for more than two weeks.

The system has been under scrutiny since its unusual light fluctuation was discovered a few years back by users of the online astronomy crowd sourcing site Planet Hunters.

 Tabbyu is located 1,500 light years away.  Light from the star system occasionally  dropped  20%, according to data that was collected by NASA's Kepler Telescope.

SETI Institute started investigating the star after learning that the Kepler team had marked the data showing  an unusual  light pattern coming from the region.

Read more from the  CNN article HERE

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