For more than four years now, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has been collecting data on the giant star called KIC 8462852. Even though the main intention of NASA is to hunt for exoplanets that are orbiting distant stars, scientists believe that their Kepler Space Telescope can also detect artificial structures. Detection of artificial structures means the discovery of an alien civilization.
Sometimes back in 2001, Kepler detected a strange light pattern in KIC 8462852, which indicates that a mess of objects is orbiting it in tight formation. The experts are almost certain that this could be a clear indication of an alien megastructure that has been designed to harness energy that comes from the star.
The experts who studied KIC 8462852, a star that is located about 15,000 light years away from Earth, discovered that the way it omits light pattern is different and unusual as compared to those seen on other stars. NASA’s Kepler Telescope finds exoplanets through sensing the dips in the starlight from the star in question. In the case of this star, which is located 15,000 light years away from the earth, the dip is strange because it drops slowly and then starts to rise faster. The brightness of the star seems to go up and down before it disappears completely. The fact that a significant amount of starlight was blocked indicates that a series of objects that circle the star.