‘Alien megastructure’ star: Orphaned exomoon’s annihilation could explain bizarre dimming

Express.co.uk | 9/20/2019 | Tom Fish
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Tabby’s Star once orbited an exoplanet within the solar system, but KIC 8462852’s powerful gravitational forces ripped it away, so the moon ended up in orbit around the star.

According to the latest theory, the star’s strong radiation then bombarded the moon in its vulnerable new orbit, shredding layers of ice, dust and rock and forming clouds capable of blocking light around the star at irregular intervals.

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The astronomers’ models naturally result in the “orphaned...
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