The Mysterious ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Is Dimming Again

After 2 years of hiatus, Tabby’s star popularly known as “alien megastructure star” is now dimming and flickering again.

This strange phenomenon has gotten the attention of astronomers all over the world after telescope observations detected unusual light patterns. One of the possible explanations put forward is that there’s something passing in front of the star that has caused the dimming or flickering of it.

The previous dimming/flickering of the ‘alien megastructure star’ were classified in historic data and it is the first time that the star has flickered in real time.

KIC 8462852 or Tabby’s star lies 1,480 light years away in the Cygnus constellation.