We're Not Saying It's Aliens, But What Is With This Star?
An unusual field of debris around a distant star has astronomers stumped, and some think it could be aliens.By Ethan Weston | October 16, 2015
Nearly 1,500 light years from Earth there is a star with the catchy name KIC 8462852, and scientists are trying to figure out what its deal is.
In 2011, astronomers picked up some weird readings, which suggested there is an unusual amount of debris orbiting the star: different-sized chunks moving at different speeds. When a star is young it's usually surrounded by such debris, but this star doesn't appear to be young. This has some scientists suggesting aliens. (Video via NASA)
Jason Wright at Penn State University told The Atlantic, "Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilization to build."