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TED Talks: Season 2016

2016x69 Tabetha Boyajian: The Most Mysterious Star In The Universe
TV-PG

  • 2016-04-07T06:00:00+02:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Something massive, with roughly 1,000 times the area of Earth, is blocking the light coming from a distant star known as KIC 8462852, and nobody is quite sure what it is. As astronomer Tabetha Boyajian investigated this perplexing celestial object, a colleague suggested something unusual: Could it be an alien-built megastructure Such an extraordinary idea would require extraordinary evidence. In this talk, Boyajian gives us a look at how scientists search for and test hypotheses when faced with the unknown.

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