KIC 8462852, a main-sequence star in the constellation Cygnus, roughly 1,480 light-years away, has been in the news during the past year.
KIC 8462852 (aka. Tabby’s Star) continues to be a source of both fascination and controversy.
Tabby’s star, famous for its inexplicable dips in brightness, is going through one of those dips right now.
Starving stars are more common than intelligent life
Our galaxy’s strangest star, KIC 8462852, has been raising a lot of questions — including some about little green men — for the past year.
A star known by the unassuming name of KIC 8462852 in the constellation Cygnus has been raising eyebrows both in and outside of the scientific community for the past year.
An astronomer’s scathing blog post explains why a flurry of comets is not a likely explanation for this star’s weird behavior