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Exoplanetary Scratchpad

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Star that contained many irregular darkennings. This is most likely due to a family of comets near the star passing in front of it. The comets would be in highly elliptical and inclined orbits. The head of the cometary pack would disintigrate as it approached perihelion, producing gas that would block the starlight. This had been difficult to explain and some proposed it could be possible that this was due to alien megastructures around the star, dimming the lighting as it passed by.

KIC 8462852 System Web Pages[]

KIC 8462852 System In the News[]

Comet Transits Most Likely Explanation (Nov 2015)[]

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