The light of a distant star seen by the Kepler Space Telescope could be comets or an asteroid belt, but SETI now aims to point radio telescopes towards the star to listen for the distinctive radio buzz of life.
SETI think it might be an alien ‘mega structure’ << erm! – a huge power station orbiting in space, harvesting energy from its parent star << uh-oh! and could be our first sight of extra terrestrial life, alien-hunters have suggested. Oh Dear!
The Kepler mystery objects KIC 8462852, is not a planet and could be a huge natural object created by an as yet unknown method in deep space. Scientists admit they are puzzled. They thought it might be bad data or movement on the spacecraft, but everything checked out.