Boyajian talks Tabby’s Star on TED

Image of Tabetha Boyajian
Thu, 04/14/2016

“Something massive, with roughly 1,000 times the area of Earth, is blocking the light coming from a distant star known as KIC 8462852, and nobody is quite sure what it is. As [Yale] astronomer Tabetha Boyajian investigated this perplexing celestial object, a colleague suggested something unusual: Could it be an alien-built megastructure? Such an extraordinary idea would require extraordinary evidence. In this [TED] talk, Boyajian gives us a look at how scientists search for and test hypotheses when faced with the unknown.”

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