Astronomer: «alien star» KIC 8462852 again began to mysteriously fade

© NASA / JPL-CaltechТак the artist has imagined a swarm of comets of the star KIC 8462852Astronomer: «alien star» KIC 8462852 again began to mysteriously fade© NASA / JPL-Caltech

. Mysterious star KIC 8462852 in the constellation of Cygnus, whose unusual «flashing» indicates the potential existence of evolved civilization of aliens in its vicinity, again began to fade, said astronomer Jason Wright of the University of Pennsylvania.

«Star Tapety again began to fade. I call on all astronomers working at telescopes, to obtain its spectrum and to publish it», — says the scientist in his microblog on Twitter.

In mid-October 2015 Tabetha, Boyajian (Tabetha Boyajian) from Yale University and her colleagues spoke about unusual fluctuations in the brightness of the star KIC 8462852 in the constellation of Cygnus, which may indicate the presence in the vicinity of the so-called Dyson sphere created by the evolved civilization of aliens.

Initially, scientists assumed that such «blink» of a star could be caused by a swarm of comets closed it the light from observers on Earth, but in January 2016 the American astronomer Bradley Schaefer found that the brightness of KIC 8462852 inexplicably fell by 0.16 magnitudes over the last century that questioned this theory.

Initially, a number of skeptics have tried to deny the fact tarnishing KIC 8462852 in the short and long term, but subsequently, scientists working with a telescope «Kepler», and Russian astronomers from the Pulkovo Observatory confirmed that the brightness of the star fall in the past.

Today, the brightness of KIC 8462852 again started to fall and at the moment, as reported by Boyajian, it decreased by 2% and continues to fall. As noted by David Kipping (David Kipping), a well-known planetary scientists from Columbia University in new York, this is the first such tarnishing March 2011 and February 2013, when a sharp decline in the brightness of the star was recorded by the telescope «Kepler», continuously gazing at the constellations Cygnus and Lyra in the first phase of its work.

Now 8462852 KIC is the Sun for observers on Earth, which monitor the lead extremely difficult. As scientists hope that new data on the spectrum would still be able to get that will help you understand what causes it to fade and do in the surrounding area there evolved a civilization of aliens.