Enormous Object Blocking An Unusual Star – Update

There was a buzz yesterday on the internet about a certain star that is like nothing anyone has seen..It is KIC 8462852 and there are objects or a sphere like formation blocking light like we have never seen:

And these dimming effects are significant. Scientists are reporting that at one point, the amount of starlight dropped by 15 percent, and then at another, 22 percent. And this tells us a whole lot, says Plait:

“Straight away, we know we’re not dealing with a planet here. Even a Jupiter-sized planet only blocks roughly 1 percent of this kind of star’s light, and that’s about as big as a planet gets. It can’t be due to a star, either; we’d see it if it were. And the lack of a regular, repeating signal belies both of these as well. Whatever is blocking the star is big, though, up to half the width of the star itself!”

Let’s find out more on possible explanations on page 2

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