SETI Institute Undertakes Search for Alien Signal from Kepler Star KIC 8462852

One of the 42 dishes in the Allen Telescope Array that remains trained on KIC gathering data that will appear soon in a published paper. Credit: Seth Shostak / SETI Institute

One of the 42 dishes in the Allen Telescope Array that will remain trained on KIC 8462852 through the end of next week gathering fresh data on the enigmatic star. Credit: Seth Shostak / SETI Institute

“We either caught something shortly after an event like two planets crashing together or alien intelligence,” said Dr. Gerald Harp, senior scientist at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, referring to the baffling light variations seen in the Kepler star KIC 8462852.

And he and a team from the Institute are working hard at this moment to determine which of the two it is.(…)
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