The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Kepler

    Star Mystery Has Scientists Contemplating Alien Life

    It has a nice ring to it. A star discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope has a mysterious circle of objects orbiting and throwing shadows on it. The Kepler team’s been sharing data with “citizen scientists,” who noticed “bizarre” light patterns around KIC 8462852, leading to speculation that the shadow-causing objects could be creations of extraterrestrial life using the star as an energy source. The SETI Research Center now hopes to point a large radio dish at the star to see if it emits radio waves associated with technological activity.

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