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NFT: Tabby's Star Is Dimming Again

Mike in Long Beach : 5/19/2017 1:38 pm
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The most mysterious star in the Milky Way is at it again.

Astronomers are sounding the alarms Friday as telescope observations detect unusual light patterns coming from a distant star located about 1,300 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus, in the outer edges of the galaxy. The mysterious dimming and flickering of the star, first discovered in 2011, means something is passing in front of it. It has puzzled astronomers ever since, but this is the first time theyíve seen it dimming in real time, presenting an extraordinary opportunity to observe whatever it is thatís blocking the starís light.

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no worries  
YAJ2112 : 5/19/2017 1:48 pm : link
probably just the Rocinante wheeling through the galaxies
RE: no worries  
smshmth8690 : 5/19/2017 4:12 pm : link
In comment 13476503 YAJ2112 said:
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probably just the Rocinante wheeling through the galaxies


Nope, it is clearly the Nauvoo
How can they see it in real time  
Deej : 5/19/2017 4:15 pm : link
if it is 1300 light years away?
They're using a lightyearometer  
Brown Recluse : 5/19/2017 4:32 pm : link
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It's Relative Real Time  
BlackLight : 5/19/2017 4:42 pm : link
which is the scientific term, I believe.
So  
jtfuoco : 5/19/2017 7:29 pm : link
This event occurred 1300 years ago.
Nothing to see here  
JerryNYG : 5/19/2017 7:38 pm : link
just the Dyson Sphere doing its job
RE: So  
section125 : 5/19/2017 9:18 pm : link
In comment 13476830 jtfuoco said:
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This event occurred 1300 years ago.


Yes
1300 light years away - in our own galaxy?  
short lease : 5/20/2017 5:44 pm : link

And, how many galaxies are in the Universe?

Some day there will be contact with advanced life forms from somewhere else. And, folks at that time will look back at this time and compare it to the times before Copernicus/Galileo (not sure who really got credit) proved the earth revolved around the sun (not the other way around).

How can there not be life elsewhere? We all know how stubborn life is ....
RE: They're using a lightyearometer  
short lease : 5/20/2017 5:44 pm : link
In comment 13476685 Brown Recluse said:
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Where can I get one of those? - nothing on Amazon.
RE: 1300 light years away - in our own galaxy?  
jtfuoco : 5/21/2017 1:13 am : link
In comment 13477219 short lease said:
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And, how many galaxies are in the Universe?

Some day there will be contact with advanced life forms from somewhere else. And, folks at that time will look back at this time and compare it to the times before Copernicus/Galileo (not sure who really got credit) proved the earth revolved around the sun (not the other way around).

How can there not be life elsewhere? We all know how stubborn life is ....


I think a lot of people believe that its possible for advance life to be out there its just that its to hard to find it with our technology. The Tabby star is the perfect example lets say they some how prove it is a mega structure what can we do with that info? basically nothing. other then look at it and realized that we are looking at something that happen 1000s of years in the past, there is no way to communicate with it or even know if its still out there.
I would say that announcing the existence of a Mega structure thousands of light years away would be the ideal way of introducing the news to the public in a way to reduce panic and fear that might occur when its finally announced we are not alone in the universe.
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