Tabby's star dims again, multiple telescopes to examine its spectra

It was early Thursday morning when astronomer Matt Muterspaugh noticed something strange with the star he had been observing for the last year and a half. Telescope data taken from the night before showed that the brightness of the star had dipped significantly. He contacted other astronomers who had also been observing the same star, to let them know what he had seen and to keep an eye on it for any more changes. Then by the following morning, the star had dimmed even more. That’s when he and the others knew it was time to signal the alarm: the weirdest star in our galaxy was acting weird again. And it was time for everyone to look at this distant celestial body — to figure out what the hell is going on. “As far as I can tell, every... Continue reading…

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Fri 19 May 17 from Discover Magazine

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Mon 22 May 17 from Extremetech

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Mon 22 May 17 from Livescience

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Sat 20 May 17 from Engadget

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Sat 20 May 17 from The Verge

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