Tabby's Strange Star Just Got Stranger

2016 October 14
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Tabby's Strange Star Just Got Stranger

It's been a year since astronomer Tabetha Boyaijan found strange signals coming from a star called KIC 8462852, aka Tabby's Star. Now, new research shows that it's even stranger than we thought. Plus, good news from spaceflight company Blue Origin: your dream of going to space might be one step closer! Learn more about: Tabetha Boyajian : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVpyZeYt588 The Kepler Telescope : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWJWoQF1PPw Alien Megastructure : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23bCVdyBKnE Hosted by : Caitlin Hofmeister ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Bryce Daifuku, Kevin Bealer, Justin Lentz, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Patrick Merrithew, Accalia Elementia, Fatima Iqbal, Benny, Kyle Anderson, Mike Frayn, Tim Curwick, Will and Sonja Marple, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Kathy Philip, Patrick D. Ashmore, Thomas J., Charles George, Bader AlGhamdi. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://arxiv.org/abs/1608.01316 http://www.space.com/34303-alien-megastructure-star-strange-dimming-mystery.html https://carnegiescience.edu/news/our-galaxy%E2%80%99s-most-mysterious-star-even-stranger-astronomers-thought https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23bCVdyBKnE http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/10/blue-origin-just-validated-the-new-space-movement/ https://www.wired.com/2016/10/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-testing-emergency-systems-today-expect-explosions/ http://www.space.com/34302-blue-origin-space-capsule-escape-test.html http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/09/did-the-fourth-richest-human-just-tease-plans-to-colonize-the-moon/ Image Sources: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KIC_8462852_in_IR_and_UV.png https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:KIC_8462852#/media/File:PIA20053-PossibleCometSwarmAroundKIC8462852-ArtistConcept-20151124.jpg https://d3t9tbp0ekvj58.cloudfront.net/themes/site_theme/images/updates/news-releases/2016-01-22/launch.jpg https://www.blueorigin.com/gallery#youtubeESc_0MgmqOA https://d3t9tbp0ekvj58.cloudfront.net/themes/site_theme/images/gallery/new-glenn-large2.jpg https://d3t9tbp0ekvj58.cloudfront.net/themes/site_theme/images/updates/updates/2016-06-19/New_Shepard_Launch_June_19_2016.jpg