Unusual Star KIC 8462852 Likely Swarmed by Exocomets, Astronomers Say

New observations of an unusual star called KIC 8462852 by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that its strange light signals are likely from extrasolar comet fragments. KIC 8462852, also known as TYC 3162-665-1 or 2MASS J20061546+4427248, is a main-sequence star located in the constellation Cygnus, around 1,480 light-years away. NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope had monitored [...] —> Read More