29 Nov '15, 3am

No alien signals around odd, dimming star https://t.co/larVUXLRL8 https://t.co/Uxk2XhV1di

No alien signals around odd, dimming star https://t.co/larVUXLRL8 https://t.co/Uxk2XhV1di

If alien civilizations are broadcasting from around a strangely behaving star , they aren't chatting loud enough for humans to hear them from Earth, new observations show. The star KIC 8462852 garnered popular attention in October, when scientists announced that it showed evidence of periodically dimming by 20 percent or more, which some people theorized could be caused by the shadow of an alien megastructure . However, observations of KIC 8462852 by researchers at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in Mountain View, California, have so far picked up no radio signals that could indicate extraterrestrial chatter. PHOTO BREAK: 12 out-of-this-world observatories "The history of astronomy tells us that, every time we thought we had found a phenomenon due to the activities of extraterrestrials, we were wrong," SETI Institute astronomer Seth Shostak sa...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/health/allergies/stories/no-alien-sign...

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