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Something massive, with roughly 1,000 times the area of Earth, is blocking the light coming from a distant star known as KIC 8462852, and nobody is quite sure what it is. As astronomer Tabetha Boyajian investigated this perplexing celestial object, a colleague suggested something unusual: Could it be an alien-built megastructure? Such an extraordinary idea would require extraordinary evidence. In this talk, Boyajian gives us a look at how scientists search for and test hypotheses when faced with the unknown.
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Whoa — an alien-built megastructure 1,000 times bigger than the Earth? Sounds like science fiction, but it's a serious hypothesis explaining a puzzling astronomical phenomenon. This talk reaffirms my love for the mysteries of the cosmos.

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