Thursday, March 31, 2016

Burst 16 - Tabby's Star for the Perplexed, Part 2.

Released: 31 March 2016
Duration: 13 minutes, 21 seconds

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Paul Carr continues with our series explaining just what is so puzzling about Tabby's Star, aka KIC 8462852. In this part we talk about some of the candidate explanations, including alien megastructures,with a Dyson Swarm being one such megastructure. It turns out there is a problem with the naive Dyson Swarm.

We briefly discuss the possible long-term dimming of Tabby's Star put forth by Bradley Schaefer, and its effect on the family of megastructures hypotheses.


Tabby's Star for the Perplexed, Part 1
The Slow and Fast Dimming of Tabby's Star


Written, Produced, and Voiced by Paul Carr
Music: Jason Robinson

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