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A new report on the 'alien megastructure' star is the best explanation we've heard yet

A new study suggests that the infamous “alien megastructure” star — called KIC 8462852, or Tabby’s star, may have destroyed a planet in the recent past. Turns out, the star’s odd behaviour probably has nothing to do with aliens — and the scientists who led the study have a testable hypothesis to prove it.

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