“We’d never seen anything like this star. It was really weird. We thought it might be bad data or movement on the spacecraft, but everything checked out.”The light signals given off by KIC 8462852 were consistent with swarms of megastructures around the star. These megastructures are very strange, and they could very well be an advanced civilization harvesting the energy of the star. Much like a “Dyson Sphere”, a theoretical method of harvesting energy advanced civilizations may use. The Planet Hunters Project recently published a paper exploring possible natural explanations for this anomaly. The paper concludes that most natural explanations just do not add up. Even planets crashing into each other and kicking up dust could come nowhere near explaining this extreme amount of coverage.
Scientists searching for other planets around stars using the Kepler Telescope discovered something strange when looking at a star named KIC 8462852, which had been previously identified by Kepler as a candidate for earth like planets.What scientists discovered around KIC 8462852 was much more interesting and bizarre than a planet. Tabetha Boyajian, a planet hunter at Yale commented