KIC 8462852

1.3.18

Astronomers Debunk the ‘Alien Megastructures’ Theory About that Weird Star

Over 100 people collaborated on the newest study about KIC 8462852.

8.6.16

Are the Aliens Trying to Extinguish an Entire Star?

Megastructures were just the beginning.

7.2.16

Some of the Very Best Alien Conspiracy Theories

​Gather ‘round, all you truthers, conspiracy theorists, and lizard people, for today is World UFO Day.

1.18.16

That 'Alien Megastructures' Star Continues to Defy Explanation

How digging through a century of glass photographic plates led to the latest twist in the quest to explain KIC 8462852.

11.30.15

‘Alien Megastructure’ Is Probably Just a Swarm of Comets, Researchers Say

Iowa State university astronomers explain what likely happened with star KIC 8462852.

11.8.15

If Aliens Really Did Build that Star's 'Megastructure', They Aren't Bragging

SETI found no artificial radio signals coming from the so-called "WTF Star."

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10.28.15

How Astronomers Will Determine If That 'Megastructure' Really Is Alien

It’s very unlikely that aliens built a Dyson sphere around the star KIC 8462852. Let’s study the hell out of it anyway.

10.21.15

Our Favorite Hypothetical Alien Megastructures

We turn to science, science fiction, and hypotheses between the two, to speculate what could be floating around mystery star KIC 8462852.