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Hmmmmmmj, interesting!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 93886.html

[quote][/A large cluster of objects in space look like something you would "expect an alien civilization to build", astronomers have said.

Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University, is set to publish a report on the “bizarre” star system suggesting the objects could be a “swarm of megastructures”, according to a new report.quote]


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Of course, I'm thinking the architectural worlds of some system's headquarters. The article says they're going to point a radio telescope towards it.

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What if somebody answers?


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Given that architectural spheres emit no light, they could account for the dips in the light of this star. The "irregular" pattern could also be because they do not directly orbit the star (from my understanding of the text).

We are told in 46:1.8 that there are several stars nearby Jerusem. I wonder: does this star have any close neighbors?

Also: can anyone find a reference in the text that states or lets us infer distance from Urantia to Jerusem?


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http://www.theatlantic.com/science/arch ... xy/410023/

Read more about this at the above link.

Anyone else notice the buzz going on out there about this? SETI is going to train their VLA on it. They said by January they'll know if there are radio signals originating there.

I bet they don't recognize any. Radio communication is probably reserved only for cave men with cell phones.


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http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronom ... fling.html

Another one.


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UPDATE: Turns out this is probably explained by a group of comets orbiting the star.

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Spitzer did not find any significant excess of infrared light from warm dust. That makes theories of rocky smashups very unlikely, and favors the idea that cold comets are responsible. It's possible that a family of comets is traveling on a very long, eccentric orbit around the star. At the head of the pack would be a very large comet, which would have blocked the star's light in 2011, as noted by Kepler. Later, in 2013, the rest of the comet family, a band of varied fragments lagging behind, would have passed in front of the star and again blocked its light.

By the time Spitzer observed the star in 2015, those comets would be farther away, having continued on their long journey around the star. They would not leave any infrared signatures that could be detected.

According to Marengo, more observations are needed to help settle the case of KIC 8462852.


http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4777


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