May 18, 2017
Last year, astronomers reported sightings of an ‘alien megastructure’ orbiting a distant star.
Now, a scientist has suggested that spotting these megastructures could be relatively easy – as long as experts focus on the right places.
He says that astronomers should turn their attention to 64 pulsar stars near our planet, which he believes offer the best chance of hosting an alien megastructure.
In 2015, astronomers spotted a star, known as Tabby’s Star that could be seen mysteriously brightening and dimming.
Several theories were suggested for this behaviour, with one expert suggesting that this ‘winking’ may have been caused by the rotation of an alien megastructure, called a Dyson’s Sphere.
Now an astronomer from the Free University of Tbilisi, Georgia, is backing up this claim, and even says that the structures should be easy to spot with current technology.
This article was posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:09 am