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RSS FeedsIowa State astronomer says star dust helps explain mysterious dimming star
(World News USA)


13 october 2017 00:17:18

Iowa State astronomer says star dust helps explain mysterious dimming star
(World News USA)

This illustration depicts a hypothetical uneven ring of dust orbiting a mysterious dimming star about 1,000 light years from Earth. Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech. AMES, Iowa - Massimo Marengo`s work in stellar astrophysics keeps returning to the mysterious dimming of Tabby`s star some 1,000 light years from Earth. Marengo, an Iowa State University associate professor of physics and astronomy, admits there are other projects on his research agenda, including infrared observations of older, giant stars and young planetary systems. But this particular middle-aged star - KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby`s Star or Boyajian`s Star, after Tabetha Boyajian, a Louisiana State University astronomer and...
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