Solved the mystery of the strangest star in the sky

A crowfunding project on Kickstarter helped a team of 200 scientists to solve the mystery of the stranger star in the sky. This star, located fourteen hundred light-years from Earth, emits a light like a big neon sign drifting through the constellation Cygnus.

There’s no other star acting like KIC 8462852, nicknamed “Tabby’s star” after Boyajian, and many speculations arisen on the phenomena. Jason Wright, an astronomer Pennsylvania State University, said extraterrestrial made a titanic array of solar panels around the star, a concept already proposed years ago by physicist Freeman Dyson. However, Wright’s theory have been dismissed by other astronomers, who aimed their radio telescopes at Tabby’s Star and heard no signs of life.

The team of scientist says the culprits are not aliens but probably a cloud of dust, each particle less than a micrometer across.