Alien life — did NASA find a ‘Death Star’ in a distant galaxy?

Did #NASA discover an alien megastructure star more than 1,400 light years away? That’s the intriguing question brought up by findings from its Kepler Mission after observing a distant star over a four year period. NASA’s Kepler Mission is an observatory mission with the express purpose of finding earth-like planets outside our solar system. As such, it observed a star called KIC 8462852 — aka Tabby’s Star — for four years between 2009 and 2013. KIC 8462852 is what is known as an “F-type” star, located in the constellation called Cygnus in the Western tradition.

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Anya Wassenberg

Freelance writer & singer