Astronomer behind the ‘alien megastructure’ discovery can’t rule out aliens:
This is amazing..
At this year’s TED conference in Vancouver, Tabetha Boyajian, the astronomer who oversees Planet Hunters and was the lead author on a paper investigating the star’s light patterns (aptly called “Where’s the Flux,” or WTF) said she still can’t rule out aliens — though even she admits it would be highly unlikely.
“At this point, we haven’t been able to rule out aliens, and haven’t been able to confirm natural theories either,” she said in her talk.
Unlikely that it’s aliens.. But likely that it’s something we never saw or knew before..
Amazing but times we live in. And amazing something from 1,500 years ago..