Support Astromart! | Log In | Help
Astronomy NewsTelescope ClassifiedsTelescope AuctionsTelescope Articles & ArticlesTelescope Articles & ReviewsTelescope and Astronomy ForumsAstronomy Events Calendar

Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
Help & FAQ
Astronomy Links
User Profiles
Top Users List
RSS Feeds

User Name:


Save Login
New to Astromart?
Register an account...

Wins Super Bowl LII

View Comments (0)... Previous Polls...

"Stay Thirsty, My Friends" -- Meet the Most Interesting Star in the Universe
Posted by Guy Pirro on 1/19/2018 9:01 PM
A team of more than 100 researchers, led by LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy Assistant Professor Tabetha Boyajian, is one step closer to solving the mystery behind "the most interesting star in the Universe." At first blush, KIC 8462852 (or Tabby's Star, nicknamed after Tabby Boyajian) is an average star. It is about 50 percent bigger and 1000 degrees hotter than the Sun. However, the sporadic, random, and inexplicable dimming and brightening of the star has led to several theories, including one that purports an alien mega-structure is orbiting the star. Could this really be? Nah... It turns out that the most interesting star in the Universe is really nothing special.
| Read full story | 0 Comments... |

Latest Astronomy News

Some Words of Wisdom
Did You Know That Only 313 Stars Have Officially Approved Names?
Kiss the Sky Tonight -- Month of January 2018
Merry Christmas!
A New Twist in the Fantasy World of Dark Matter

More Astronomy News...

Latest Articles & Telescope Reviews

Not Exact? ..... Exactly
Stardust Gallery LED Lightbox Review and Metallic Print Review
A New Refractor On The Horizon
Virtual counterweight for AZ3 mounts
New electronic focusing system from Starlight Instruments

More Articles & Telescope Reviews...

Featured Telecope Classifieds

Classic25/40x100mm, 475b tripod and Tripod Adapter
Celestron C-GEM/9.25 XLT Coatings
Flat Frame Light Boxes

More Telescope Classified Listings...

Auctions Ending Soon

Hard plaster 3" lighthouse miniature circa 1995
  (0 bids)
11 hours, 4 minutes remaining
Ambico M6-1.0 tripod pan head control arm
  (0 bids)
4 days remaining

Auction Listings...

Funding Member
Funding Member
Telescopes, Astronomy,

View All Sponsors...


All times are in (GMT-8:00) Pacific Standard Time Zone  
Astronomy News | Telecope Classifieds | Telescope Auctions | Telescope Reviews | Telescopes | Telescope and Astronomy Forums | My Account | Help | RSS